Australian Sports Medal Perth Presentation recognises a further 23 Birmingham team members.


Twenty-three Western Australian Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Team Members have been bestowed the honour of the Australian Sports Medal (ASM) at Government House in Perth.


Western Australian Governor, the Honourable Chris Dawson APM welcomed a slew of medal-winning Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Team Members at a ceremony in honour of their stellar performances at the Games.

Birmingham Team members in attendance included gold medallists Kristina Krstic (Lawn Bowls), Courtney Bruce (netball), Jake Kavanagh (3×3 Wheelchair Basketball) and Jake Harvie (hockey).

In total the Honourable Chris Dawson APM presented 23 medals throughout the ceremony, acknowledging the effort, determination and grit required by all team members to make Birmingham 2022 so successful.

“[Today] is an opportunity for us to recognise your achievements,” Dawson said.

“Congratulations, as this outstanding success and topping [medal] table did not come by chance.

“It’s a great privilege to award the Australian Sports Medal to you all as recognition of your efforts during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”



In attendance was Birmingham 2022 Team Executive, Katrina Webb, who shared stories of her time at the Games and congratulated all team members for their tremendous efforts.

Webb spoke to the honour and significance this medal has for the Birmingham Team members who were a part of a “history making” Games.

The day was a continued celebration for Birmingham Team Members who have been nominated by Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) to receive the ASM, after the Australian team topped the overall medal table at the Birmingham Games, with 178 medals, including 67 gold, 57 silver and 54 bronze.


This will be the first time an Australian Commonwealth Games Team including athletes and team officials will receive the prestigious award.

Webb received the inaugural medal herself in 2000 as a part of the Sydney Paralympic team, reflecting on her personal experience she had nothing but praise for those honoured today.

“I know what it feels like,” Webb said.

“I’m so chuffed for our Australian team… I’ve never been prouder to wear the green and gold and to be part of the team behind the team”

Webb was so moved by the moments she witnessed at the Games that she invited gold medallist Lawn Bowler Kristina Krstic to the podium to relay her winning moments.

“It was a dream come true and I still pinch myself today,” Krstic said.

“It was an extremely exciting moment,”

“To do it with her [Ellen Ryan] was even more special.”



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Throughout the remainder of 2022, state-based medal ceremonies will continue across the country to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 team members and see them receive their Australian Sport Medals.



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