Cheryl McCarthy's passion for surf life saving recognised with award

COMMITTED WORKER: Cheryl McCarthy is presented the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence's Administrator of the Year Award by Surf Life Saving Far South Coast branch president Tony Rettke. Picture: Supplied
COMMITTED WORKER: Cheryl McCarthy is presented the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence's Administrator of the Year Award by Surf Life Saving Far South Coast branch president Tony Rettke. Picture: Supplied

Bermagui’s Cheryl McCarthy has ridden to the top of the state in surf life saving. 

At the recent NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence she was named Administrator of the Year.  

“It’s very humbling, a little overwhelming,” Ms McCarthy said. 

“There are so many people in so many clubs across the state who also put in a tonne of work and are really good at what they do. 

“To be singled out among that group is very humbling.” 

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But judging from her work effort, the award is well-earned. Not only is she secretary of Bermagui Surf Life Saving Club, she is also the Far South Coast director of lifesaving, the chair of SLSA alumni in NSW, patrolled 120 hours this season and played a key role in the evacuation centre activation for Bermagui SLSC during the Tathra bushfire on March 18.

Ms McCarthy said some of the recognition that came from receiving the award needed to be passed onto the team she works with.

“Everyone I work with has a really positive attitude to volunteering and for the surf,” she said. 

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