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Commonwealth Games Australia Team Members Awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Commonwealth Games Australia congratulates those members of the Commonwealth Sport Movement and Member Sport communities who have been named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Commonwealth Games Australia congratulates those members of the Commonwealth Sport Movement and Member Sport community who have been named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

Commonwealth Games Australia athletes, coaches and officials were among those honoured, with Kuala Lumpur 1998 athletics gold medallist Lee Naylor OAM, Victoria 1994 wheelchair racer Paul Nunnari PSM and the Birmingham bound Australian Women’s Cricket Team captain Meg Lanning AM amongst the award recipients today.

Two-time Commonwealth Games representative Lee Naylor OAM competed at the Victoria 1994 before winning gold in the women’s 4x400m relay at the 1998 Games and competing at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Now Dr Lee Naylor after completing a doctorate in neurochemistry at Melbourne University in 2000, her professional career has witnessed Naylor encourage physical and mental health for athletes and in her professional work.

Victoria 1994 wheelchair racer Paul Nunnari PSM was honoured for his work in the field of access and inclusion.

The three-time Paralympian, won silver at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics in the men’s 4x100m T54 relay, has been a strong advocate for disability services and sport.

Captain of the all-conquering Australian Women’s Cricket Team Meg Lanning AM was recognised for her significant service to women’s cricket at the elite level.

Lanning, captain of the current world champions in T20s and ODIs, spoke about the opportunity of leading the charge for the green and gold in Birmingham.

“We are excited to be a part of the Australian team at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games,” Lanning said at the announcement of the Women’s T20 Cricket Team.

“To be there with athletes from badminton, squash, lawn bowls and a host of other sports is going to be a wonderful new experience for our players to embrace. We’ve all grown up watching the Commonwealth Games on TV, seeing Australian athletes inspire the rest of the country, and we’re hoping to do the same.

“We love playing in the green and gold and will be giving it our all in Birmingham. Hopefully, that’s good enough to win the gold medal.”

Today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients join other Commonwealth Games Australia alumni, contributors to the Commonwealth Sport Movement and our Member Sports who received honours earlier this year on Australia Day.

Commonwealth Games gold medal winning netballers Catherine Cox AM and Kimberlee Green OAM joined Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners led by Commonwealth Games alumni wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario OAM in receiving 2022 Australia Day honours.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Commonwealth Games gold medal winning netballers Catherine Cox and Kimberlee Green have joined Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners including two-time Gold Coast gold medallist Madison de Rozario in receiving 2022 Australia Day honours.

Commonwealth Sport Movement and Member Sports Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients included:

*While service to the Commonwealth Sport Movement is not specifically mentioned in the citation for all the below, their contribution to our Member Sports played a role in their nomination.

Member (AM) in the General Division:

Judith Brinsmead AM – a member of the Gold Coast 2018 Joint Marketing Committee, who was recognised for significant service to charitable organisations, and to business.

Craig Carracher AM – who was recognised for his exceptional service to volleyball through his role as Chair of Volleyball Australia.

Jean-Pierre Famechon AM – The former Commonwealth featherweight champion was recognised for significant service to boxing

Professor Kay Crossley AM — Named a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to athletics as a long-term physiotherapist contracted to many Australian representative teams, including the Australian Team for the Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Meg Lanning AM – The Birmingham bound Australian Women’s Cricket Team captain was recognised for her significant service to women’s cricket at the elite level.

Barbara Slotemaker de Bruine AM – Hailing from the Australian Capital Territory, recognised for significant service to squash as a player, administrator and coach.

Alan Southcott AM – South Australian honoured for significant service to rowing as a competitor, administrator and coach.

 

Medal (OAM) In the General Division:

Frank Atkins OAM – life member of North West Athletics Club in Tasmania, recognised for his broad community service

Iryna Dvoskina OAM – Melbourne 2006 and Gold Coast 2018 athletics coach, mater coach and national team official, recognised for service to athletics

Pauline Fielden OAM – South Australian netball and tennis administrator and volunteer, recognised for service to netball and tennis

William Ivory OAM – West Australian boxing administrator and volunteer, recognised for service to boxing

Francis Kitcher OAM – New South Wales tennis and rugby league administrator, recognised for to tennis, and to rugby league

Darren McLachlan OAM – South Australian swimming administrator and volunteer, recognised for service to swimming

Heather Mitchell OAM – Athletics Australia life member and international race walking judge, recognised for service to athletics

Lee Naylor OAM – Kuala Lumpur 1998 athletics gold medallist recognised for services to athletics.

James Taafe OAM – Victorian swimming and tenpin bowling administrator and volunteer, recognised for service to swimming, and to tenpin bowling

Bruce Wilson OAM – Athletics Australia life member and national technical official, recognised for service to athletics

 

Public Service Medal (PSM):

Paul Nunnari PSM – Victoria 1994 wheelchair racer, acknowledged for his public service to diversity and inclusion

 

Commonwealth Games Australia congratulates all the award recipients.

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