Football Queensland President Greg Redington received the Medal of the Order of Australia yesterday as part of the 2017 Queens Birthday Honours. Greg was awarded the prestigious honour for his work within his local community of Townsville and in football.
As an active member in the Rotary community for over a decade Greg took on a number of different roles within the organisation before bringing his experience to local football clubs in North Queensland. His passion for football and desire to grow the sport in Queensland led to his appointment as FQ President in 2013.
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Gregory Redington, QLD
For service to the community of Townsville, and to football.
President, since, 2013; Zone Member, 2005-2012; Delegate, Football Federation Australia. Director, Northern Fury Football Club, since 2012; Foundation Member, since 2012; President, North Queensland Razorbacks, 2011; Secretary, 2009-2011; Foundation Member, 2008. President, North Queensland Football, 2006-2012; Life Member. President, Townsville Football, 2006-2010; Treasurer, 2005-2007. President, Townsville Junior Soccer Association, 2006-2010; Treasurer, 2005-2007; Carnival Director; Life Member. Member, Saints Eagles South’s Football Club, 1998-2005
President, Rotary Club of Thuringowa Central, 2001-2002; Treasurer, 2000-2004; Secretary, 1999-2000; Club Service Director, 2006-2007; Community Service Director, 2007-2008; International Service Officer, 1997-1999, 2006-2007; Club Service Officer, 2006-2007; Youth Exchange Program, Youth Councillor and Host, 1996-2008; Member, 1995-2010. Director, Townsville Rotary Markets, 2006-2007; Volunteer, 2006-2010.
Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2002.