Formerly Freshwater and Scarboro, Keith has been described as “a giant, genial, salty surfing man” in his day. He was devoted to youth in Surf Lifesaving, in R & R (coached the N.S.W. Trophy winners in 1972), and was Cadet Officer in 1974-77. He was the donor of the Keith & Kath Brown Trophy for the Best Cadet.

Keith was originally a member of Freshwater (N.S.W.) then came to Scarboro where he started the Scarboro Polar Bears winter swimming competition. When he moved to Trigg in 1975, he replicated winter swimming here with the Blue Hole Club, which continues to this day.

He took on other positions in the ’70s, (Handicapper, Publicity Officer, Touring Team Manager) and assisted at the Aussies in 1979 and 1987.

He was Best Clubman in 1973 and awarded Life Membership in 1983. Passed away in 1987.