GRETEL DABOVICH RECEIVES AWARD IN QUEENS HONOURS LIST I am pleased to advise that Gretel Dabovich from ArcherySA has been awarded an OAM in the Queens Birthday Honors List. I am sure everyone will join with the Archery Australia Board in congratulating Gretel on this honor. Gretel Ann Dabovich, OAM Today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List includes Gretel Dabovich of Eden Field Archers and immediate past President (and current Vice-President) of ARCHERY SA. Gretel Ann Dabovich began in archery in 1955 aged 18, at Adelaide Archery Club and then Eden Field Archers in 1956. Gretel has been actively shooting or in an administrative role ever since. Her first official duty was as “Lady Captain” at the Archery Australia National Championships in 1958. In the 1970s and 1980s she was a prominent shooter in South Australia and nationally, representing Australia at the New Zealand National Archery Championships in 1974. Other significant achievements include: – First woman in Australia to gain a FITA Star – 1973 – National compound bow Champion (target) in 1981 and 1982 – National compound bow Champion (field) in 1981, 1982 and 1983 – Represented Australia at the IFAA Championships in 1988 and 1994 – Las Vegas World Indoor Tournament, 1982 (2nd), 1983 (1st) (non-US archers) – New Zealand National Indoor Championships, 1988 (1st) – Holder of numerous Records (recurve and compound) for several years In the adminisatraion of the sport, Gretel has been a significant contributor. And now Gretel is Australia’s first female recipient of an Australian Honour for service to the Sport of Archery…. MORE INFORMATION James LarvenArchery AustraliaChief Executive Officer
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