Local recognised in Australia Day Honours.

Katoomba local Ray Green has been awarded an OAM for services to the sport of Rowing and the Blue Mountains community.


From: Governor General’s site

Mr Raymond Charles GREEN,  Katoomba NSW 2780
For service to rowing through a range of administrative and coaching roles and as a competitor, and to the community of the Blue Mountains.
Supporter of rowing, for over 50 years.
Patron Member, NSW Rowing Association, 2007; Team Manager, 1982; Board Member, 1964 and 1982.
Life Member, Sydney Rowing Club; Vice-Captain, 1964-1968; Committee Member; 1981-1982; Coach, 1963-1989; Member, since 1958.
Chair, SRC Union of Old Rowers, 2007.
Coach, Newington College Rowing, 1989-1995.
Foundation Member and Captain, Lake Wallace Rowing Club, Wallerawang, since 2006.
Foundation Member and Captain, Rowing Club Liverpool, NSW, 1974-1976.
Captain, Drummoyne Rowing Club, 1976.
Coach, University of New South Wales in Championship events, 1968-1971.
Manager, first Australian Lightweight Rowing Team to New Zealand, 1967; promoted lightweight rowing; leading role in sending a rowing ‘eight’ to the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games.
NSW State Champion Rower, 1964.
Volunteer, Blue Mountains Food Service, since 2005.
Volunteer/activist, Blue Mountains Conservation Group and Bush Regeneration Society.

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