LSV Leadership Development Workshop Reflection – Maddy Green


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As a young female in lifesaving, I’m continually inspired by the incredible role models in our movement. On the 23rd of February I was fortunate enough to attend LSV’s Leadership Development Workshop and meet one of such women, Kate Bell. Kate was the first female, and youngest ever President of Mentone LSC and hearing about […]

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National Leadership College 2017 Reflection – Michael Henderson


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In the second week of February this year, 28 young surf lifesavers began the week-long journey that was the 2017 SLSA National Leadership College. As is often the case with programs of this nature, much of the week was an unknown quantity, and there was a feeling of nervous excitement across the assembled group from […]

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Victorian Lifesaver of the Year – Michael Henderson


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On the 30th of July, I was lucky enough to become the fourth member of the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club to win the John Wishart Medal for Victorian Lifesaver of the Year. This followed a process of nominations and selection stages lasting throughout May and June. Firstly was a nomination from the club, highlighting […]

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U15 Leadership Camp – Sarah Cohen


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Over the April holiday break I went to an under 15 leadership camp run by Life Saving Victoria. It was held near Gembrook at a place called Lyrebird Park. The camp was all about leadership and who you are as a person. Most of the activities were all about building confidence and trust in you, […]

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National Leadership College 2014 – Surf Life Saving Australia – James Burt


Friday, March 28, 2014

The National Leadership College was without doubt one of the best things I have been able to do in my time in Life Saving. Spending a week in Sydney with 29 other young leaders from clubs all around Australia was an amazing experience. Everywhere from Cairns to Cottesloe was represented in the program and the […]

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LSV Professional Development and Leadership Weekend – Sarah Burt


Friday, February 28, 2014

Recently I attended the Lifesaving Victoria Professional development and leadership weekend, held at our own Angahook camp in Aireys Inlet. There were eighteen young people from varying bay and surf clubs across the state. It was a fantastic networking opportunity with the weekend heavily focused upon giving us a forum to discuss common issues and […]

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Female Leadership Network (FLN) – Sarah Burt


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Victoria’s first female Life-guard, Carol Fox, presented at the second session of Life Saving Victoria’s Female Leadership Network in early August, 2013. Carol’s vivacious presentation gave valuable insights into the various communication barriers commonly met when communicating among both genders and how to overcome such boundaries. Supported by her own factual knowledge and experience, she […]

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Fairhaven Leaders Retreat – Matt Ferraro and Sarah Burt


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

As part of a new leadership initiative at FSLSC, the Fairhaven Leaders Retreat held in December 2013 proved to be a very positive experience thanks to Imogen and others who contributed to the weekend program. The workshop provided insights from the life experiences of various speakers and encouraged discussion amongst participants about our own leadership […]

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Under 13 Development Camp – Lucy Caffry


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Friday the 8th of February, 2013, Gabby Condilis and I had the opportunity to attend the Under 13 development camp in Emerald. We were both really excited about the new experience but had no idea what to expect. We had a great time on the bus and met lots of other girls and boys […]

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LSV Building Leaders Scholarship Reflection


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

IMOGEN AND JACK: ON LOCATION IN SRI LANKA Fairhaven SLSC young club members Imogen Dingle and Jack Lynch have completed another chapter in their Life Saving Victoria’s “Building Leaders” scholarships – two week’s working with remote Sri Lankan communities. Previously, they began their professional development and mentoring program with workshops and advanced leadership training. Here’s […]

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