• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE2694

Crosswhite, Janice

(1944 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1944, East Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Basketball Player, Hockey player, Shooting champion, Softball Player, Sports administrator, Sportswoman, Track and Field Athlete, Volunteer


Janice Crosswhite has experience in sport and recreation at a local, state and federal level, having taught physical education, been a sports administrator and a sport and recreation consultant. Janice was the founding president of Womensport and Recreation New South Wales and is now a board member of Womensport & Recreation Victoria. She is also on the Executive Board of the International Association for Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women. She is the founding and current (2007) president of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association. Her OAM recognizes her services to the community and women’s sport.


Janice Crosswhite has a long history of involvement in sport as a participant. She represented Victoria in softball, basketball and hockey and the University of Melbourne in track and field. She competed in women’s open and Master’s basketball tournaments. In 1994 she won a gold medal for foul shooting at the World Masters Championships and her masters team has won a number of Australian Championships.

Janice also has extensive experience in the sports administration. She has been a physical education teacher, adviser and lecturer in Victoria. In the ACT she worked for ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation), the Australian Sports Commission and the ACT Government. In NSW she has been employed by local governments, sporting associations, clubs and companies. As a volunteer Janice has made a considerable contribution to sport as a coach, an administrator and on various educational and sporting boards and committees.

She was awarded an Australian Sports Medal 2000 for services to basketball (past President of Manly Warringah Basketball Association and Life Member) and in 2002 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to the community (Company Secretary of the Northern Beaches Indoor Centre project, etc) and women’s sport.


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  • Presided
    • Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (2005 - 2017)
  • Related Organisations
    • Womensport and Recreation Victoria
    • Womensport and Recreation New South Wales (NSW) (1995 - )