PASSIONATE: Forster Tuncurry Bodyboard Association (FTBA) president Aaron Dodds was recognised at the Australian Bodyboarding Awards held in Manly recently. He received a community award for all of his work with FTBA. THE president of Forster Tuncurry Bodyboard Association (FTBA) Aaron Dodds was recognised at Riptide Magazine’s Bodyboarder of the Year Awards in Sydney recently.
Dodds was honoured for his dedication to the Australian bodyboarding community particularly for his work with FTBA with a community award.
“I was really unaware. I wasn’t expecting it at all,” Dodds said.
“I was a little bit lost for words to be honest. I was shocked.”
The award symbolises Aaron’s passion for grassroots bodyboarding and the workshops he has organised through the club for local kids such as the successful Boogie Youth Development Clinics which aims to inspire youth up and down the coast of NSW to lead a healthy lifestyle.
He is also the director of the Jeff Wilcox Memorial which pays homage to a local teen who tragically lost his battle with cancer.
“I would like to recognise the Worimi country and community for use of the local lands to educate, mentor and motivate the next generation and also my amazing wife Rebecca Dodds my children, my close friends and the committee.”
Dodds also thanked everyone involved in FTBA, Jeff Wilcox’s family and to all of the club’s supporters.
The awards ceremony was held in Manly in Sydney on Friday, December 5 and recognised some of the best performing male and female Australian bodyboarders throughout 2014 as well as those who have made positive contributions to the sport.
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