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Plenty of Praise at 2014/2015 FBSLC AGM!

Duty Hours per Squad 2014/2015The 2014/2015 season AGM saw an end to an exciting and eventful duty and competition season for FBSLC! There were plenty of awards to be handed out and a number of events and people to be celebrated for their achievements over the past year.
It was a great send-off as well as an enthusiastic day of planning and preparation for the season ahead.

The day started with recognition for all the newly qualified lifeguards who made it through months of rigorous training to become fully fledged active members. Trainer Taariq Hassiem needs to be commended for the great work he did with the newbies along with the help of Melissa Corbett.

This season saw one of the biggest intake of new members and we look forward to seeing great things from them in the years to come.

Following the acknowledgment of the newly qualified members, the more season athletes of the club were honoured for their involvement in the respective provincial team selections and participation at Inter-Provincials as well as for any title winners at the National Championships. With the club being relatively small in comparison to the more well-known clubs, it was truly impressive to see the number of Western Province representative and National title holders that the club had produced over the season. The performances within the club were also honoured with the respective Victrix and Victor Ludorum for each age group being awarded.

The newly established Squad Leader Awards were handed out by the respective squad leaders to Nadiya (Squad A - left), Cameron (Squad B - middle) and Carlo (Squad C - right).

The newly established Squad Leader Awards were handed out by the respective squad leaders to Nadiya (Squad A – left), Cameron (Squad B – middle) and Carlo (Squad C – right).

The committee then moved on to the bigger awards for the day, with the introduction of two new awards that the committee felt could add value and show recognition to those members who have shown dedication and responsibility towards their voluntary duty service. The first of the new awards was the Squad Leader Recognition Award, where each squad leader nominated an individual they felt had gone above and beyond their duty with regards to serving their voluntary duty squad over the season.

The second new award was the Club Captain’s award which was to honour someone who has shown great responsibility and personal growth over the season. The last two prestigious awards were announced after a thorough breakdown of how points were earned for the season was explained. The Clubmanship and Lifesaver of the Year awards are always hotly contested by a number of members who dedicate an extensive amount of time, energy and resources to both lifesaving as a sport and a public service. Special mention to Nadiya Mahomed and Taariq Hassiem for walking away with the honours this year for the immense amount of work they do for the club.

After some great contributions this season, Nadiya walked away with the Clubmanship Award, while Taariq was handed the Lifesaver of the Year Award.

After some great contributions this season, Nadiya walked away with the Clubmanship Award, while Taariq was handed the Lifesaver of the Year Award.

To end off the awards, two of our most beloved members were awarded with Honorary Life Membership. Nicholas Pemberton and Bryan Davies have both been members of the club for close to two decades, coming through the ranks as nippers and moving on to serve as squad leaders and committee members for large portion of their senior careers. The club would like to say a huge thank you to both of these members for everything they have given to the club over the years and their immeasurable contribution and service.

Kishan awarding Bryan (left) and Nick (right) their Honorary Life Membership Awards for their years of service o the club.

Kishan awarding Bryan (left) and Nick (right) their Honorary Life Membership Awards for their years of service o the club.

JLA Award
Wardah Parton
Faatima Ariefdien
Daniel Minter

LA Award
Anisha Dillon
Kyle Hendricks
Craig Hendricks
Reagan Smith
Storme Jacobs
Dale Leeuw

WP Senior Team Members
Ryle De Morny
Taariq Hassiem
Melissa Corbett
Tayla Faulmann

WP Junior Team Members
Carlton Baron

SA Champs Title Winners
Michael Faulmann – Beach Sprints, Beach Run
Yusuf Wasserfal – Beach Sprints, Flags
Ryle De Morny – Beach Sprints, Flags, Beach Relay
Taariq Hassiem – Beach Relay
Carlton Baron – Flags, Beach Relay
Andrew van Dieman – Beach Run, Beach Relay

Squad Leader’s Recognition Awards
A – Nadiya Mohamed
B – Cameron Baron
C – Carlo Newton

Victor and Victrix Ludorum
U15 – Daniel Minter and Faatima Ariefdien
U17 – Storme Jacobs and Nadiya Mohamed
U19 – Carlton Baron and Lindiwe Le Brasseur
Open – Melissa Corbett and Taariq Hassiem
Club Captain’s Award
Carlo Newton

Clubmanship
Nadiya Mohamed
IMG_0247Lifeguard of the Year
Taariq Hassiem

Honorary Life Members
Nick Pemberton
Bryan Davies
The more serious side of the AGM pursued with a few exciting prospects being discussed, including the preparation for the much anticipated King of the Beach Series to be hosted this season and the potential for a revamp of the False Bay SLC visual aesthetic in terms of design and kit. The last note of the day was to vote in the new committee to serve for the 2015/2016 season. The club was lucky to have several members of the previous committee to be running for their respective positions again and we are proud to announce the appointment of the FBSLC 2015/2016 Committee.

False Bay Surf Lifesaving Club 2015/2016 Committee
Chairperson – Kishan Kalan
Vice-Chairperson – Tayla Faulmann
Club Captain – Lee Croeser
Vice-Club Captain – Jamie Croeser
Secretary – Melissa Corbett
Treasurer – Nicholas Pemberton
Nipper Officer – Belinda Minter
Trainer – Taariq Hassiem
Coach – Ryle De Morny
Equipment Manager – Maxwell Baron
Powercraft Oficer – Bryan Davies
Junior Captain – Rubin Mahomed

Group

2014/2015 Duty Hours per member

The Adventures of Sharkboy

August 2013 saw an eventful month for Achmat Hassiem, former False Bay member and Paralympic medalist. The 2013 IPC Swimming World Championship recently took place in Montreal, Canada and Achmat was part of Team South Africa that made the lengthy voyage overseas to the North American country. With the championship running from the 12th to the 18th, Achmat was selected to represent the country and his fellow teammates as the flag bearer for South Africa at the opening ceremony.

 

Achmat as the Team South Africa flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the IPC Swimming World Champs in Montreal

Achmat as the Team South Africa flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the IPC Swimming World Champs in Montreal

 

While in Canada, Achmat also celebrated a very special day, what he calls his “Sharkaversary”!

August 13th saw the seven year anniversary of that infamous day when he was attacked by a great white shark at our very own beach during an IRB training drill in an attempt to save his brother, Taariq Hassiem. His bravery saw his younger brother come out safely and thanks to the efforts of his fellow lifeguards and his resilience, he too emerged from the ocean during the near fatal attack.

 

Achmat and his brother Taariq (currently still a member at False Bay) soon after the attack

Achmat and his brother Taariq (currently still a member at False Bay) soon after the attack

 

Achmat and Taariq after he returned home from London with a Paralympic bronze medal.

Achmat and Taariq after he returned home from London with a Paralympic bronze medal.

 

The attack resulted in the lower half of his right leg being amputated and while others may have seen this as a negative, Achmat has engineered nothing but positive reactions to his situation. He competed at his first Paralympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and at his second Paralympic Games in London in 2012, he brought home his first medal from the spectacle, a bronze in the 100m butterfly along with an African record.

 

Achmat with his Paralympic bronze medal that he won in the 100m butterfly event in the S10 category

Achmat with his Paralympic bronze medal that he won in the 100m butterfly event in the S10 category

 

Achmat recently visited the club to join in on some beach training, and who knows… Maybe in the near future we’ll see him at some lifesaving competitions in the red, green and white again. In the mean time, Achmat is spreading his positive energy by hosting several motivational talks aimed at young athletes in particular and training hard in the pool for the upcoming Western Province Championships and we wish him all the best of luck!

 

Achmat leading the False Bay march past team.

Achmat leading the False Bay march past team.

 

Team False Bay lining up for a rescue event, with Achmat on the far right

Team False Bay lining up for a rescue event, with Achmat on the far right

 

Check out the tweet at the top of the page that he dedicated to returning to the club!

 

 

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