Time to Nominate Sawtellian
and Young Sawtellian of the Year!

Nominations are now open for the two categories of 2022 Sawtellian of the Year.

Sawtellian of the Year has been running for many years being awarded each New Year’s Day at the Sawtell Super Fund Day at the Village Green, Sawtell Beach Holiday Park.

This year saw the introduction of Young Sawtellian of the Year for our young achievers up to the age of 18 as at 31 December 2021 who have made a significant contribution to the Sawtell community.

This year’s winners were Mick McGavigan and Maggie McConnachie, co-incidentally both from the Sawtell Surf Club. 

Any person, club, school or organisation can nominate up to two persons they consider are worthy of recognition. Nominations can be one for each category or two for any one category but the nominee’s contribution must relate to the community of Sawtell.

Nominating someone is now easier than ever. Just Click on the LINK or download the Nomination Form which can be emailed back to sawtellfunday@gmail.com  Any questions, give Keith a call on 0438 269 210.

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Sawtellian of the Year 2021

Mick has been a volunteer with the Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club for the past 20 years, donating his time 7 days per week, 365 days per year keeping the clubhouse, lawns and gardens in sparkling condition for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors

Mick McGavican

Young Sawtellian of the Year 2021


Margaret (Maggie)


Maggie has been training with the Sawtell Surf Club since the age of 5, has been a volunteer patrol member for the past 4 years and trains Nippers each Sunday.

She is a keen competitor in many surfing events participated in the 24-Hour Row raising money and awareness for Mental Health, winning the 2020 Iron Women event at the Manly Carnival, 1st place in the Board and Ironwomen events and 3rd in the swim at the SLS Country Championships. Maggie won the Sawtell Rookie of the Year for 2018/19 and received the award for the best competitor in 2019/20.