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February 5, 2023

Phoebe and Clancy represent Byron for annual awards

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Remember the names, there’s a good chance they will save someone’s life one day.

Phoebe Pockley and Clancy Cohen have been selected to represent Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club (BBSLSC) in the NSW Junior Lifesaver of the year awards.

In the final year of the Nippers program, clubs across the state nominate two youngsters to represent them in the annual awards.

From left: Kirsty Pockley, Phoebe Pockley, Clancy Cohen and Paul Pattison (Club President)

Clancy and Phoebe, both from the senior cohort of Byron’s Under 14s Nippers, will now embark on a challenging selection program that includes both the practical elements of surf lifesaving and contribution to club and community.

‘Our Nippers program involves a rigorous journey of surf life-saving skills over many years,’ says Kirsty Pockley, the surf club’s Nippers President and Junior Activities Co-ordinator.

‘The selection for this award is focused on contribution to community, leadership, mentoring, team-work and confidence.

‘We are delighted to recognise the contribution of Phoebe and Clancy to our club.

‘They participated in an interview process at Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club and then represented our club at the recent FNC Branch Championships.’

For more information about the Nippers program at BBSLSC visit byronbaysurfclub.org.

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