Hall of Fame

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Natalie Morris receiving award in frame.

WA Police Force HR Equity Coordinator Natalie Morris was recently inducted into the Surf Life Saving WA Sporting Hall of Fame, which recognises WA sporting champions who have inspired and achieved to the highest level for their club, their State and themselves in surf lifesaving.

Ms Morris is a member of Trigg Island SLSC and was described during the presentation as an unassuming, humble athlete who has set the pace for women's surf swimming in WA and who is highly regarded by her peers. A pioneer for women in surf, she competed at a time when only three events were available for females - swim, board and sprint.

Her State successes include six Open Surf Race Champion titles, the inaugural Open State Iron man title in 1993, the 1993 Bernie Kelly Medal, while at a national level she took open surf race silver and bronze medals.

Ms Morris also represented Western Australia on four occasions, from 1987-1990, at a time when only one female could be part of each State’s representative team.

Completing her Junior Activities Age Group Manager Course in 2010, to this day she continues to encourage and mentor budding surf sports athletes and lifesavers, helping them to reach their full potential.