Chris Timpson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport and to children with disabilities, particularly through the ACT Junior Talent Squad for Athletes with Disabilities. In 1967 Chris commenced work with the YMCA in Canberra, and became involved with children with disabilities.
He has combined his working life with volunteer work with young athletes, and over the years has helped hundreds of young people in their chosen sports. In 1975 Chris managed the Australian Gymnastics Team at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand, and in 1978 he managed the team at the World Championships in France. Chris continues to work with disabled athletes in Track and Field, including a paraolympian who represented Australia in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.