IN a season where they swept almost everything before them, Wauchope-Bonny Hills' under-19 Boatettes have fallen just short of claiming the Mid North Coast surf sports team of the year award.
Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club held the awards on June 15 at an event that celebrated outstanding members, and the impact they have on their clubs and local communities.
The girls crew were pipped by the Kempsey-Crescent Head Masters 160s crew after they had completed a trifecta of wins at the three largest carnivals throughout the season.
Wauchope-Bonny Hills sweep Steve Monaghan, however, said they received a commendation for their successful season.
"It would have been rare for someone like that (Kempsey-Crescent Head) not to win the award, so we don't mind," he said.
"We'll just have to hang around them a bit longer."
Their challenge now was competing as an under-19 crew in the under-23 division next season.
A number of clubs from across the Mid North Coast attended including Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC, Kempsey-Crescent Head SLSC, South West Rocks SLSC, Hat Head SLSC, Tacking Point SLSC, Port Macquarie SLSC and Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC.
Camden Haven SLSC vice president Ben Hosick was awarded Lifesaver of the Year and Jay Toogood was named Junior Lifesaver.
Hosick congratulated every member of the surf club and said the club wouldn't be the same without them.
"Thank you to members for all your hard work over the season," he said.
He said the club has managed to achieve a lot over the past year, through its extensive involvement in community events such as King of the Mountain and Battle of the Seas.
He thanked committee members, including Sam Goryan for all her hard work in promotion of the club.
Camden Haven SLSC also won the Initiative of the Year award for inter-agency scenarios and training.
The club received the Community Education Program Award for its Charles Sturt University Paramedicine Bronze Medallion program.
Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC also picked up a number of accolades.
Elaine Walker was named as the Mid North Coast branch Masters Athlete of the Year.
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