David (Wal)




David (Wal) Watt is a life member of the South Port SLSC and the Clubhouse & Bar Manager which position he has held for seven years between 1997 and 2016. He has also been Club Captain eight times between 1986-1994. Wal puts his heart and soul into running the club and bringing in much needed funds to support other aspects of the club. He not only runs the bar and keeps the clubhouse looking its best but he also takes on the role of function manager, working at the events and organising everything in the background that no one sees. He volunteers countless hours which are invaluable to keeping the club going not only through the lifesaving season but in the off season too. Our club is forever grateful for his time and devotion. He well and truly is a worthy nomination for the Good Sports “Beating Heart” award.




  • Kallie says,

    "David (Wal) worked behind the bar at our wedding which we had at South Port surf Club he was great! Super friendly! Made sure everything ran smoothly! Even cleaned up the next day!! We did help but it was mostly Wal, what a legend!"

  • Tanya says,

    "A Very dedicated and hard working guy always there to help out, top guy😉"

  • Sarah Strathearn says,

    "A top bloke. Very dedicated"

  • Gavin says,

    "He does so much behind the scene for the club"

  • david atkinson says,

    "I have only been a member of South Port for the last three years but certainly everything that Laura has written is true and Wal does it all and does it with a minimum of fuss and probably goes unnoticed by most.. His commitment to the club deserves to be recognized and this would be another way of Wal helping the club again and giving him some recognition for all his efforts that he puts in,"

  • Katherine says,

    "Wal is an amazing person. He does so much for the club itself and is always there to help other people out"

  • Peter says,

    "Top block and all round nice guy"

  • Tanya Spaan says,

    "Wal, you'll always get my vote. Such a legend. I still remember in nippers when you stood in your full leg cast from the surf boats, handing us out our trophies and thinking this guy is tough shit! Now I know you're just the nicest most genuine teddy bear in the world. Love ya guts x"

  • Andrew Goldy says,

    "Wal is a great person and arole model for thecyoung ones at SouthPort surf club. Always got a smile on his face."

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