Christine Brown named Official of the Year at 46th Tasmanian Sports Awards

At the recent 46th annual Tasmanian Sports Awards, Christine Brown of Launceston’s Esk Valley club received the award for the most outstanding Tasmanian sports official for 2009. The award was a well deserved recognition of Christine’s efforts locally, nationally and internationally for her voluntary work as Orienteering Tasmania Technical Director, her contributions to her club’s event program, her contributions to Australian orienteering as a jury member and event adviser, her work as the International Orienteering Federation Senior Event Adviser for the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) and as a Technical Adviser at the 2009 Deaflympics also held in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei).

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Picture: Mike Dowling, Christine Brown and Paul Pacque at the Awards.

In addition, to Christine’s nomination, Hanny Allston of Hobart’s Wellington Ranges club was a finalist in the Female Athlete of the Year category for her gold and silver medals at the 2009 World Games and for her 1st place overall in the senior women’s division of the Silva National Orienteering Series.