WOMERSLEY present in 1982 and 2010
10 October 2010
Congratulations to John WOMERSLEY (AUS) who is the only FITA official who has participated in both archery competitions at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane 1982 and Delhi 2010!
WOMERSLEY present in 1982 and 2010 Delhi – 10 October 2010 Congratulations to John WOMERSLEY (AUS) who is the only FITA official who has participated in both archery competitions at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane 1982 and Delhi 2010.
John was the Head of the (Judge) Technical Commission in Brisbane and Member of the Jury of Appeal in Delhi. In India, his wife Susanne, FITA Council Member, was the Chairperson of the FITA International Judges. John has kindly sent to us the following photos from_Brisbaneand related comments: 1982 Commonwealth Games (Judges) Technical Commission Left to Right: Keith Gaisford FITA Judge Candidate (AUS) Fred Usher† FITA International Judge (CAN) John Womersley FITA International Judge Candidate (AUS) Sun Sui (HK) Don Stamp † FITA International Judge (ENG) FITA Council Members Stan Paterson † FITA Vice President Francesco Gnecchi-Ruscone FITA President Don Lovo † FITA 1st Vice President John Womersley – Chairman Technical Commission “This was my first and only appointment as Chairman of either the TC or Tournament Judge Commission (TJC)”. “At the conclusion of the archery event, and during the final meeting of the TC, Don Lovo confirmed my appointment as a FITA International Judge. He then presented me with his cloth shoulder patch (see below), which he told me was presented to him by Juri BASTAR (one of the first appointed FITA IJ way back in the 1950s; and the author of the FITA Fanfare). Don, in advising me of its history, told me to treasure it. I’ve never worn it on the FITA IJ formal uniform, as I never considered it was mine to keep, I was simply the next custodian of this small piece of FITA history. I had it framed, and until May 2010 it had a place of honour on the wall of my study. During the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Australian National Championships it was presented to my wife Susanne as the next custodian by the Archery Australian President Greg Goebel, to pass on to another very worthy FITA IJ recipient; as she agrees with me – it’s not hers to keep. A small, insignificant but important piece of FITA history to hopefully find an honoured place within the FITA IJ family for the years to come.”
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