Tasmania’s Christine Brown has been awarded a National Officiating Scholarship from the Australian Sports Commission to help her prepare for her job as National Controller of JWOC 2007. The scholarships are offered by the ASC to help improve the quality of top officials in a range of different sports.
Christine is one of Australia’s most experienced controllers. She is a Level 3 OA Controller, and is also accredited as an IOF Event Adviser. She was controllers for last year’s Australian Championships in St Helens, and has been active in the education of level 1 and 2 controllers in Tasmania. She was also Australia’s WOC manager in 2004, and is a successful competitor in her own right.
Christine’s scholarship will fund her to travel to Lithuania to observe proceedings at JWOC 2006, as well as WOC 2006 in Denmark where she will also attend an IOF EVent Advisers clinic. She will be mentored by Swiss Senior Event Adviser Urs Hofer, who is also the IOF Controller for JWOC 2007.