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Rowing community honoured in Queen’s Birthday honours

Congratulations to those announced today in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Rowing Tasmania President, Jim Gibson, has been honoured with a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia General Division for services to rowing.

Mr Gibson has been President of Rowing Tasmania since 2013, and a member of Rowing Tasmania since 1970. He is a former Chairman and Treasurer of Tamar Rowing Club and St Patrick’s College Rowing Club.

In addition, Sydney Rowing Club member and supporter of Rowing Australia, John Croll, has received a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to people with a disability, and to Paralympic and sporting organisations.

Mr Croll has been a huge supporter of rowing and para-rowing in Australia. He is the current Chair of Disability Sport Australia and is the former Vice-President of Paralympics Australia. Mr Croll was the Deputy Chair for the World Rowing Cup 2014 and Communications Director for World Rowing Cup 2013, both held in Australia. He was also the media liaison for Rowing at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and was a rowing coach at Sydney Boys High School from 1993-1999.

James Peters from Melbourne University Boat Club​ has been honoured with an AM for his services to the legal profession and rowing. Mr Peters has been a Permanent Chair, of the Appeal Tribunal, since 2017 and is a former Vice-President of MUBC.

Rowing Australia would also like to extend congratulations, from all the rowing community, to Sport Australia CEO, Kate Palmer, who has been recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to sports administration.