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Rodney Anderson from the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC has been nominated as a finalist for Surf Life Saver of the Year.

He is among several other local SLSC members who have been named in the field of 177 finalists for the  2019 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards.

The Ballina Club’s Patrol 10 has been nominated, as has Steven Perris (assessor).

Byron Bay SLSC’s Paul Irwin (volunteer) and fellow member Maryanne Sewell (trainer) are also in the frame. Byron’s Marco Cappelli, has been nominated for Life Saver of the year.

Robert Brown from the  Brunswick SLSC is in line for Master Athlete.

The Cudgen Headland SLSC had a host of nominees including: Club of the Year, Kaitlian Smith (patrol captain), Sue Eke (facilitator), Scott McCartney (coach), Anthea Warne (youth athlete), Harry Klouzal (official) and Luke Chaffer (athlete).

Holly Clements from Salt SLSC was nominated for Youth Surf Life Saver award.

The Far North Coast was nomnated as the Branch of the Year, and its duty officers as Services Team of the Year.

Winners will be announced on August 31 in Sydney.

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