CITATION – KERRY NORMAN

Awarded for contribution to Touch Football.

Kerry Norman has been a Gold Coast resident and schoolteacher since 1979 and has been involved in Touch Football since 1980.

Kerry has had a prodigious playing career including representing Australian Open Women as vice captain at the first Touch World Cup held on the Gold Coast in 1988.  She has also been heavily involved in athletics, gaining a 2nd place in the triple jump at the 1986 Nationals, in surf life saving, where she was a national beach sprint champion, and was also a highly rated Netball player.

Kerry has played or coached in the Premier Brisbane Touch competition from 1981 to 2012.  Queensland Touch has named her as one of its 8 “Old Gun Players” for men and women and in 1990, Kerry was inducted into the Australian Touch Hall of Fame.

Some of the other accolades that Kerry has received include:

  • Awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2001
  • Australian Touch Junior Development Officer from 1995 to 2000
  • GCCC Australia Day Award winner in Sports Administration in 2004
  • Named in the Touch Football Australia 30 year All Stars Team in 2010
  • Manager of the Australian Women’s Team at 1999 Touch World Cup, Assistant Coach in 2003 and Head Coach in each of the World Cups from 2007 to 2011
  • Officially recognized by Federation Of International Touch for her outstanding contribution to the high performance Program
  • Most capped player in history at 2011 Touch World Cup in 2011

For over 30 years, Kerry has been an outstanding role model and pioneer in Touch especially for females.