Vice President 1970-73, Director of Coaching & Competition 1995-98
With two Victorian clubs behind him, Lindsay came to Trigg in 1969, immediately getting involved and amongst other things became Vice- President. Work moved him back to Victoria in 1974, but returning in 1985, he began his big journey with Trigg.
For the next 10 years he was Competition Officer, the forerunner of Director of Competition & Coaching, which he held for another 3 years during which Trigg were State Champions for the first time. He filled Aussie Champs Assistant Team Manager, Team Manager, Competition & Coaching Officer during years 1992 – 2004.
In the early Nineties he developed an abiding interest in March Past, initially producing and coaching “The Golden Oldies”, then the ladies’ “Emeralds” team plus U/23, U/21, & U/17 teams. During the 3 years of Australian Championships held at Scarborough, the U/23 won Bronze in 2007, and the U/17 won Silver in 2007 and 2008.The Golden Oldies and the Emeralds became the envy and benchmark for all other clubs, winning Gold or Silver at all State Championships since 1992.
Another initiative was to form “Dad’s Army”, a group of retirees who meet at the club every week day morning to carry out endless maintenance and improvement tasks, which is the envy of all clubs. The work den is named “The Lindsay Bistrup Gear Shed”
Further, Lindsay was Gear/Assets officer for over a decade, on the Hall Committee since 1994, and a Trustee for 12 years. Whenever a fund raising initiative, or a need to help set up carnivals, or assist bulk mail outs he was at the forefront with the willing work force.
He was honoured with Life Membership in 1995 and awarded Best Clubman in 2007. In 2006 he was recognised at the W.A Awards of Excellence as Coach Of The Year and a further honour was to be inducted into the SLSWA Hall Of Fame in 2010.
In 2012, he was recognised with a presentation by the Governor for Western Australia for achieving 50 years of volunteer service to Surf Lifesaving.
Died in 2019.