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Perry Norman ‘Norm’ Cunico

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Awarded Life Membership 24 November 2007

 

Born: 2nd September 1931

Death: 2 May 2012 (80 years)

Norm Cunico made a significant contribution to the Australian Commonwealth Games movement in a range of varies areas.

A lifelong advocate for the sport of bowls, though a long-term contribution to the Mermaid Beach and Gold Coast-Tweed Heads bowls clubs and to Bowls Queensland where he served as President.

He served as Bowls Australia President from 1994-1995.

In 1994, Norm joined the ACGA Executive Committee, serving as the Lawn Bowls delegate until 1998, before joining the ACGA Board of Management from 1998 until 2010.

He was a Director of the Australian Commonwealth Games Foundation from its inception in 1998 until 2010, and a member of the ACGF investment committee from 2006 to 2010.

Norm served as a Director of the Blue Roo Club at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

He was a driving force behind the establishment of an Australian Junior Commonwealth Games squad program, which commenced in 1996.  Through this pioneering program, junior elite bowlers and junior athletes in all Commonwealth Games sports have received financial assistance to ease the burden of costs associated with international competition.

For his devotion and service to bowls he was awarded Life membership to Bowls Australia (1996and the Royal Queensland Bowls Association.  He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 as a ‘Past President and Director Bowls Australia’.