Director of Lifesaving 1995-98
Joined 1982 at age 15
Gained IRB Crewman and IRB Driver’s Awards in 1984, he went on to hold the position of IRB Officer for over 8 years during the late 80s and early 90s. Gained
IRB Instructors in 1987, and the following year his IRB Examiners. His involvement continued on a State basis, being Assessor, Scrutineer, Selector and State Beach Operations Officer. Awarded W.A. Surf Lifesaver of the Year in 1995.
Justin (along with fellow Life Member Dave Somers) was awarded a Heroes of the Surf Award by National Council on 24th October 1994, after a late evening rescue near Scarboro of a deranged man.
He has strongly represented the Club at State and National IRB Carnivals for many years since the early 90s when our club began IRB Racing in earnest and continues to take a strong, mentoring role in this area.
In addition to Director of Lifesaving (3 years), he was Patrol Captain, Property Officer, Gear Officer and Radio Officer in 1991-92, Patrol Officer in 1995/96 and involved on the Catering Committee 2007-10. Using his trade skills as a cabinet fitter (owns his own kitchen installation business) Justin readily provides various shelving, cupboards and partitions around the club.
Awarded Life Membership in 2011.
He is still very active within the club and can be seen in either the IRB or Jetski, on the beach or helping in the kitchen.