Australian Sports Medal 2000
This commemorative medal is to celebrate
The award has been created by the Queen and made by the Governor-General. The medal is part of the formal honours system, made at a single level and comprises of a medal and a ribbon worn on the left breast with other official medals.
There were approximately 330 awards to baseball of which the ABF, as peak body, retained approximately 30 and the remainder was distributed proportionately to Member Associations. A person can only receive one award even though the may have been nominated more than once.
ACT Baseball recognises the contributions of the following much deserved recipients:
Bill O’Malley [Life Member ACTBUA]
Jan Alberts [Life Member ACTBA and S.C. Woden Baseball Club]
Greg Nicolson [Life Member ACTBA – Member ACTBUA]
Chris Davison [Life Member ACTBA]
Barry Barnes [Life Member B.C. Eagles Baseball Club – Member ACTBUA]
Chris Vincent [Meritorious Service Award]
Greg Kent [Meritorious Service Award]
Background: In November of 1999, it was originally inferred by the ABF that the ACTBA could receive as many as 30 awards. This was subsequently adjusted due to the number being made available to each and every sport; subsequently the ACTBA was to receive 11. Greg Nicolson was nominated for two, therefor another name was put forward, hence 12 recipients. Graeme Hayward was nominated for his contribution of five years to the ABF and as the then  President of the ACTBA while Ken Lorraway was nominated for his outstanding administration support, as an employee of the Association. Trevor’s nomination was for his role as Coaching Director and the culmination of his plan re improving standards and selections in Australian teams and OS schools. The ACTBA selection was made after lengthy discussions with a number of personnel and it was decided that all nominees were to be active as well in very good standing with the community and spread over a broad range that encompassed Administrators, Officials and Players.