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HomeSportManly LSC elects female President for first time in 111 years

Manly LSC elects female President for first time in 111 years

For the first time in 111 years a woman has been elected President of the Manly Lifesaving Club. At last weekend’s AGM, Victoria Sweetman O’Halloran was elected unopposed. She appears to ticks many if not all the boxes. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone more qualified – and why it’s taken so long to put a woman in charge.

Sweetman O’Halloran is a third-generation surf lifesaver who did her Bronze medallion in 1988. Her daughter, Zara, makes a fourth generation with surf lifesaving skills.

She’s a patrol captain. She’s a surf lifesaving Trainer and Assessor. She’s competed for the club in the past and today competes with the Manly Masters.

She’s been the Club’s honorary secretary for the past three years.

She’s been a member of Manly LSC for 20 years and was awarded the Surf Life Saving Australia 30 Year Long Service Award last November.

She’s a corporate lawyer with executive-level management experience.

And she has big plans for the iconic local institution. Full Story >>

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