Phoebe Link, from Byron Bay SLSC, and Ethan Bayly from Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC, have been awarded the junior lifesavers of the year for the Far North Coast Branch.
They will go on to represent the Far North Coast Branch at the Surf Lifesaving NSW development program and interview process to determine the state winners in April.
The interviews for the local awards took place at the Cabarita Carnival on Sunday January 17; however, the presentations were made at the 2021 Combined Branch Championships, held at Cudgen over the weekend of January 30 and 31.
The Cudgen home team came out strongly at the combined championships, and finished on top of the seniors table, with a total of 302 points, followed by Yamba (276), Byron Bay (193) and Lennox Head (149).
Cudgen on top
In the junior carnival, Cudgen also ran out strong winners with 863 points, ahead of Lennox Head (518), Cabarita (322) and Byron Bay (252).
The combined results saw Cudgen finish on top with a total of 1165 points, followed by Lennox Head (667), Cabarita (466) and Byron Bay (445).