Jason Belmonte Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia

By kristiemiddleton
June 13, 2022

Tenpin Bowling Australia is excited to congratulate Jason Belmonte AM for his Awards received in the 2022 Queens Birthday Honours.

“I love what I do for a career and opportunities to give back to the bowling community. I’m so honoured to receive this recognition,” said Belmonte.

The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises the outstanding service and contributions of Australians, celebrating those inspiring people who make our nation what it is.

The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognises the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens. Nominations are assessed by the Honours and Awards Secretariat and considered by the Council of the Order of Australia before recommendations are made to the Governor-General.

As a result of this in-depth process, Jason Belmonte has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (General Division), joining the ranks of these highly admired men and women from across the country who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement.

The citation for the appointment is:

For significant service to tenpin bowling at the elite level.

Tenpin Australia Chairperson Jerome Joseph said “I think that I speak on behalf of the Tenpin Bowling community when I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Jason from all of us, for this outstanding recognition. Jason leads the charge for Australia across the world and this award from the Commonwealth shows just how much of an impact he is having on sport here and across the globe.

Honours recipients come from right across the country and from all walks of life. While some are well-known, the majority are unsung members of the Australian community. Jason shares this years list with Victorian James Taafe OAM – recgonised for his contribution to swimming and tenpin bowling.

Since his emergence as an outstanding amateur bowler to become the world’s leading athlete in the professional ranks of his chosen sport, Jason Belmonte has maintained a sense of humility and decorum rarely matched by his peers on the global sporting stage. His strong connection to his family and the regional community of Orange in New South Wales has played a significant role in maintaining these values and Belmonte’s career includes numerous awards for sportsmanship. These accolades also salute Belmonte as a trailblazer in his sport.

Jason noted as part of this recognition “I’m also surrounded by an amazing support network of friends and family – without their love it would be impossible and I’m so thankful for them”.

The 2022 Honours were announced to coincide with the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, recognising Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. New South Wales recipients will be presented with the insignia of their award during an investiture ceremony at Government House by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, which is anticipated to take place in September.

For the full list of honours bestowed in 2022, you can visit the office of the Australian Governor General HERE.