AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
City of Joondalup’s Craigie Leisure Centre team receive Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards
Five members of the City of Joondalup’s Craigie Leisure Centre team have been awarded Bravery Awards by Royal Life Saving - WA for saving the life of a patron.
The incident happened in March this year when a man collapsed at the Centre due to a medical incident and hit his head, suffering a severe laceration.
Lifeguard Ryan Humphries and Pool Supervisor Robbie McNeill were quickly on the scene, with McNeill immediately calling for help before commencing CPR. They were joined by their lifeguard colleagues Caitlin Anthony, Maddison Earnshaw and Georgia Radley-Kohrs who cleared the area and brought in emergency equipment.
Three patrons - Halima Jeffersen, Serena MacPherson and Christina Gardiner (all healthcare workers) - also assisted.
Working alongside the lifeguards, they provided CPR and maintained the airway using a bag valve mask, rotating with the lifeguard team who also administered the defibrillator.
Once an ambulance arrived, the team continued to perform CPR on the patient, while paramedics administered adrenaline, placed lines and obtained vital information.
The patient regained consciousness before being taken to hospital for further treatment.
As a result, Royal Life Saving - WA presented Robbie McNeill, Maddison Earnshaw and Georgia Radley-Kohrs Gold Stars awards (professional category), while Ryan Humphries and Caitlin Anthony received Bravery Commendations (professional category).
The awards presentation took place at the State Reception Centre on Friday 8th October, with a proud City of Joondalup Chief Executive, James Pearson among those in attendance.
Praising the efforts of the Craigie Leisure Centre team whose teamwork and professionalism had ultimately saved the life of a patron, Pearson stated “it’s reassuring to know that should something go wrong at Craigie Leisure Centre, the more than 1.5million visitors each year are in the hands of highly-trained professionals like Ryan, Robbie, Caitlin, Maddison and Georgia.
“In trying circumstances, their training kicked in and they kept cool heads in a crisis to give the patient the best possible chance of survival.
“I also want to thank our patrons who helped save a life. It is rewarding to know that people in our community respond so well when others are in need.”
Halima Jeffersen, Serena MacPherson and Christina Gardiner also received gold medallions in the community category for their efforts.
Image (from left): James Pearson (City of Joondalup Chief Executive), Halima Jeffersen, Serena MacPherson, Ryan Humphries (Craigie Leisure Centre lifeguard), Stuart (who asked that his surname not be printed), Madison Earnshaw (Craigie Leisure Centre lifeguard), Robbie McNeill (Craigie Leisure Centre pool supervisor), Georgia Radley-Kohrs (Craigie Leisure Centre lifeguard) and Christina Gardiner. Bravery award recipient Caitlin Anthony is not in the picture.
22nd September 2021 - Royal Life Saving announces new partnership program for swim schools
8th September 2020 - City of Joondalup recreation centre leased to church sporting association
9th March 2020 - Royal Life Saving WA releases REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan
11th October 2019 - Royal Life Saving WA presents 2019 Bravery Awards
24th January 2019 - Royal Life Saving WA helps women learn to Swim and Survive
3rd October 2018 - Royal Life Saving Western Australia presents 2018 Bravery Awards
22nd June 2017 - City of Joondalup and Telstra build Australia’s smartest park
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…read more
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!