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Barry & Colleen Gilbert receive Spirit of Sport Award

Jul 8, 2022 | LATEST NEWS, SPORTS STAR AWARDS

Daphne Pirie MBE AO Spirit of Sport Award

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Michelle Schultz

For their contribution to inclusiveness in football.

Barry & Colleen Gilbert

For their contribution to the sport of lawn bowls

For many years Daphne Pirie MBE AO was a director of Gold Coast Events Management – organisers of the Gold Coast Marathon and Pan Pacific Masters Games – and held life memberships with Hockey Australia, Women’s Hockey Australia and Hockey Queensland, as well as being a Hockey Queensland Hall of Fame Inductee.

She was a long-time board member of the Queensland Academy of Sport and President of the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame since its inception in 1999 until her passing on 1 April this year. This award honours Daphne’s indomitable spirit and her desire to see grassroots sport flourish.

Susan Seipel

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