Mary Thomas and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone on our congratulations messages for awards bestowed through Athletics NSW. Mary captured the Masters Thrower of the Year Award giving her all the major Throws awards but was also pleasantly surprised to capture the Multi Events Masters Award. I am grateful to those who nominated me and those who selected me as Athletics NSW Administrator of the Year, and indeed grateful to ANSW. It is an honour that will take pride of place.
My thanks go to the wonderful team/crew I have around me, for without them, this award would not be possible. You have to have the crew to enable the boat to sail, and over the years I have certainly had this crew. I am delighted to receive this award and am rapt that such an award has not only come to me but to the members of IBS who all play such an important role, from the Committee, the coaches, the athletes to the supporters. This award really belongs to you all. Thank you once again and Mary and my thanks go to Gianna Mogentale and John Munro who accepted these awards on our behalf due to both of us being in Perth.