Life Members > 1956 H.K.Riley MBE

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Kevin Riley MBE

Elected Life Member 1956

“…one of City of Perth’s most dedicated and energetic lifesavers…”

Kevin Riley was responsible for the formation of the North City (later renamed Floreat) club in the 1947-48 season. Previously the City club had been patrolling both beaches, a task which became more and more difficult in the post-war boom.

After establishing North City, Riley returned to be Club Captain in 1948-49. He became Assistant Secretary in 1950-51, Vice President the following year, and in 1952-53 succeeded Reg Sanderson as President, as position he held for four years.

In 1963 Kevin Riley was elected a Life Member of WA State Centre, and in 1966 became the first City member to be awarded Life Membership of the national Surf Life Saving Association.