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australian rowers profiles and history

Jane F Spring AM

Sydney University Boat Club (NSW)

Jane Spring has a long and important career in the sport of rowing as an athlete and most particularly as a sports administrator. She maintains a strong interest in the Australian University Championships which have honoured her with a trophy in her name for the women's double scull.

Jane (left) presenting the Jane Spring trophy at 2008 Australian University Championships

It is her work for Sydney University Sport and disability sport which is significant. In 2023, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to disability advocacy in sport and to public sector administration. 

Jane's career which led to this award was as follows.


New South Wales Public Service Commission

Institute of Public Administration New South Wales

New South Wales Department of Industry

New South Wales Government - Other

Infrastructure Development Corporation.



The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney Sports Foundation

Sydney University Women's Sports Association/Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness

Sydney University Women's Rowing Club

Rowing New South Wales

Awards and Recognition include:

Andrew Guerin
June 2023


Governor-General's website - 20230612 - Media notes - AM M-Z - The King's Birthday 2023 Honours List.pdf ( extracted 12th June 2023

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