Vice President 1981-83, President SLSWA 1994-96

Father of Dave Somers, John joined the Club and the movement in 1970. John and David are the Club’s only father/son Life Members, and similarly at State level. John had a football coaching background, and quickly became involved with mentoring Juniors. He was Junior Officer 1976-79, Cadet Officer 1982-83 and was Best Clubman in 1976.

John was well regarded at State Level, taking on Junior Superintendent (5 years), Junior State Coach (2 years) and Junior Chairman (3 years) as well as being on the Local Organising Committee for the 1987 Aussies.

He was awarded Life Membership in 1985, as well as Junior State Life Membership (1986), World Life Saving Citation (1991) and State Life Membership in 1992. He is also a Life Member of Surf Life Saving Australia, awarded in 2000.

Passed away in 2000.