HONOURING A LEGEND
At the recent 2023 NSW IRB Championships, a new initiative was led by the IRB Racing fraternity to acknowledge past members who have contributed significantly to IRB Racing. The addition of three new trophies at the 2023 IRB State Championships was a fantastic way to recognize the efforts and dedication of these individuals.One of these trophies was the The John Wake Memorial Trophy, Surf Life Saving NSW Open IRB Club Championship. This trophy was named in honour of John Wake, a prominent figure in IRB Racing and our North Coast branch. John made significant contributions to the sport and branch for over 30 years. This trophy is awarded to the club that has performed the best in the Open IRB division during the championship. Caves Beach, with their dominant performance emerged victorious and earned this prestigious award. The award ceremony was graced by the presence of esteemed members, Wayne Scott and Garry Howe, who had the honour of presenting the Surf Life Saving NSW Open IRB Club Championship trophy to the deserving winners, Hunter Branch club, Caves Beach Such recognition not only celebrates the individual efforts but also promotes a competitive spirit and camaraderie within the IRB Racing community. It’s an excellent way to encourage and appreciate the hard work and passion of those who have passed that were so heavily involved in this exciting sport.