Congratulations to these wonderful women who received Queen’s Birthday honours this year for their contribution to sports, athletics, active recreation and dance.
Among these women are Olympians, athletes, coaches, administrators, volunteers and community leaders who work tirelessly in their field. We thank them for their contribution and for being outstanding role models for women in sport.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Ms Lucy Mary GUERIN
West Melbourne VIC 3003
For distinguished service to contemporary dance as a choreographer, and as a mentor and advocate for emerging artists and new works.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Brigadier Alison Margaret CREAGH CSC (Ret’d)
Hughes ACT 2605
For significant service to veterans and their families, and to rowing.
Mrs Julie FITZGERALD
Wahroonga NSW 2076
For significant service to netball as a coach, and as a mentor of sportswomen.
Ms Renita Maree GARARD OAM
For significant service to hockey at the elite level, and to the community of Townsville.
Mrs Debbie GROVE
Cohuna VIC 3568
For significant service to softball through umpiring development roles at the elite level.
The late Mrs Glenys Kendrea KENDALL
Formerly of VIC 3093
For significant service to lacrosse through administrative roles, and as a player.
Ms Lynette Ann LARSEN
Lismore NSW 2480
For significant service to cricket as a player, selector, manager and coach at the elite level.
Dr Susan Jane MAYES
Riddells Creek VIC 3431
For significant service to physiotherapy, particularly to professional ballet dancers.
Ms Jerril Samantha RECHTER
Kingsville VIC 3012
For significant service to community health, to sports administration, and to the arts.
Ms Bess ROSEN
Abbotsford NSW 2046
For significant service to women’s sport, particularly hockey, to business, and to the community.
Ms Bronwyn WATKINS
Narrabeen NSW 2101
For significant service to the performing arts through dance administration.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Ms Kerry Anne BRAY
Cronulla NSW 2230
For service to running, and to the community.
Mrs Margaret Ethel CLIFF
Warriewood NSW 2102
For service to netball.
Dr Kim Frances DUNPHY
Hampton VIC 3188
For service to community health through dance movement therapy.
Ms Peta Louise EDEBONE
Albert Park VIC 3206
For service to softball as an athlete and coach.
Mrs Toni Frances FIELD
Crows Nest NSW 2065
For service to netball, and to the community.
Ms Rebecca Jane FRIZELLE
Southport QLD 4215
For service to the automotive sector, and to rugby league.
Mrs Beverley June HORWOOD
Brown Hill VIC 3350
For service to the community of Ballarat, and to swimming
Ms Debra Leigh KEOGH
Narre Warren South VIC 3805
For service to softball.
Mrs Rosanna KOBIELA-HORN
Melba ACT 2615
For service to table tennis.
Mrs Florence Ellen MONAGHAN
Adamstown Heights NSW 2289
For service to netball.
Mrs Valerie Adeline RANDELL
Collaroy NSW 2097
For service to dancesport.
Ms Shobha SEKHAR
Glen Waverley VIC 3150
For service to Indian music and dance.
Ms Diane WESTAWAY
Manly NSW 2095
For service to women’s sport and recreation, and to charitable initiatives.
Mrs Jean Gladys WILMOT
Mosman NSW 2088
For service to sailing, and to dance education.