Rowing Australia today congratulated Nick Hunter on the announcement that he has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2016.
Mr Hunter receives his medal in recognition of his ‘service to rowing’. Mr Hunter, currently a Performance Manager at the Australian Institute of Sport, has held, and continues to hold, many significant roles in the sport of rowing. A current member of the FISA Umpires’ Commission and an active Boat Race Official both national and internationally, Mr Hunter is an active member fo the ACT rowing community and has held coaching roles within the ACT Academy of Sport and also at the ANU Boat Club.
A member of the Australian Rowing Team at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, and also a member of its World Rowing Championships teams in 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1990, Mr Hunter has also worked closely with the Australian Paralympic Team, in a number of roles, at the 2012, 2010 and 2008 Paralympic Games.
Rowing Australia Chairman, Rob Scott said: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Nick on receiving the recognition for his hard work over the years for the sport of rowing in Australia and internationally. His continued efforts across our sport both in his current role at the AIS, and also as a volunteer, is greatly appreciated and this honour further recognises his dedication.”