Jane Spring – longtime former President of the Sydney University Rowing Club and previous Management Committee member of the Sydney University Women’s Sports Association has been awarded an AM in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours.
Jane has been honoured for her work in advocation for people with disabilities.
Jane says, “There are very few people with disabilities in leadership roles in Australia. As a paraplegic person using a wheelchair, I am highly visible, but also privileged to be able to advocate for a more inclusive society.”
Jane became a paraplegic after a vehicle accident that occurred in 1989 just a few weeks after she won a national rowing championship as a lightweight sculler. Jane has achieved numerous contributions in the fields of advocation for disability recognition and support, sport ( Sydney University and Rowing) and is a leader in furthering opportunities for women.
Jane is a Life Member of Sydney University Boat Club and has been recognised by Sydney University with the award of an Honorary Fellow of the University in 2008.
Anne Titterton, who joined the Women’s Rowing Club back in its infancy in the 1960’s was also recognized for her services to our sport of rowing with an OAM in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours.
Anne is also a former president of the Sydney University Rowing Club and is an Honorary Life Member of the Boat Club. Anne was also Deputy Principal of SCEGS School at Darlinghurst.
Anne ( along with he husband Phillip) has been a consistent volunteer at Rowing NSW regattas over many years.
Anne was also recognised by Sydney University in 2020 with the award of an Honorary Fellow of the University.
The Boat Club congratulates Jane and Anne on their Honours.