Technical Official Awards
John Ison Award for Technical Official of the Year
The John Ison Award for TA Technical Official of the Year is presented annually in recognition of the outstanding contribution of an accredited Triathlon Australia Technical Official of Local (LTO), Regional (RTO) or National Technical Official (NTO) level. The acknowledgement of the incredible commitment of triathlon’s technical volunteers, and the fundamental role they play in the operation and development of our sport is important to recognise.
History of the Award
The award was proposed at the 2000 Triathlon Australia Technical Committee Annual Conference. The award was officially named The John Ison Award for TA Technical Official of the Year, in recognition of John Ison’s immense contribution to the technical side of triathlon in Australia and internationally. The proposal was ratified by the TA Board the following year.
John Ison’s legacy to the development of the technical side of triathlon in Australia is vast. He was the inaugural Chair of the Triathlon Australia Technical Committee when it was formed (incorporating the former Officials Committee) in late 1991. John also joined the Board of Triathlon Australia in 1991 and was elected as Vice-President at the AGM in early 1992. He was elected to the ITU Technical Committee at the 1992 Triathlon World Congress. John went on to serve as TA President from the end of 1992 until 1994. He redrafted the TA Race Competition Rules into the structure we still work with today, and developed TA’s first course for accreditation of technical officials (then known as race judges). He conducted several technical accreditation courses for officials, including Australia’s first international Level 3 TO course in conjunction with the Sydney World Cup in 1995. Without John’s contribution in the formative stages of the technical program, the great work that continues today would simply not be possible.
THE JOHN ISON AWARD – RECIPIENTS
|2016||Lyndell Murray - QLD|
|2015||Gai Webster - ACT|
|2014||Debbie Hooper-Lees - QLD|
|2013||Jonathan Treloar - VIC|
|2012||Jacqui Kenny - QLD|
|2009||Jacqui Kenny - QLD|
|2008||Frank Stapleton - WA & David Wilkinson - SA|
|2007||Murray Hilder - NSW|
Rob George Award
The award has been added to our framework to honour the late Rob George - a valued long term member of the Triathlon Australia technical program who’s leadership and mentoring skills helped guide those around him.
|2016||Cathy Hoare - WA|
|2016||Jenny Hosking - VIC|
|2016||Mike Allan - QLD|
|2016||Sarah McGuire - NSW|
|2015||Brian Hinton - VIC|
|2015||David Wilkinson - SA|
|2014||Suzie Bower - TAS|
|2014||Sally Ham - VIC|
TECHNICAL OFFICIAL YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION
The Triathlon Australia Technical program plays an integral part in supporting ‘safe, fun and fair’ triathlon events in Australia. The Technical Official Years of Service recognition has been in place with Triathlon Australia since 2007 to recognise any Technical Official who has maintained active continued service (i.e. has not spent any time as inactive) over a period of 5, 10, 15 and 20 years.
Service beyond the 20-year mark is to be recognised in 5-year increments on a case by case basis.
We thank all of our dedicated Technical Officials who have maintained active continued service and we are pleased to recognise their contribution to our sport here.
|Technical Official Years of Service Recognition|
|Years||Name | State||Years of Service|
|1991 - 2016||Greg Lebeter - QLD||25|
|1996 - 2016||John Smith - NSW||20|
|1995 - 2015||Simon Andreou - NSW||20|
|1995 - 2015||Ian Daniel - QLD||20|
|1995 - 2015||Warren Milward - WA||20|
|1994 - 2014||Jacqui Kenny - QLD||20|
|1994 - 2014||Warrick Brennan - NSW||20|
|1993 - 2013||Michael Sanderson - QLD||20|
|1993 - 2013||Melinda Farr - VIC||20|
|1991 - 2011||Grahame Kruger - QLD||20|
|1999 - 2014||Eddy Girvan - WA||15|
|1999 - 2014||Murray Hilder - NSW||15|
|1999 - 2014||Frank Staplyton - WA||15|
|1999 - 2014||Robyn Scott - WA||15|
|1998 - 2013||Micheal Wise - QLD||15|
|1997 - 2012||David Wilkinson - SA||15|
|1997 - 2012||Julie Tedde - VIC||15|
|1997 - 2010||Robert Cronk - QLD||15|
|1995 - 2010||Mike Blatchford - WA||15|
|1995 - 2010||Ann Blatchford - WA||15|
|1995 - 2010||John Singleton - NSW||15|