Peter Amor was well known in Ballarat for being a hardworking and generous man. He was a devoted husband to Gwen, and together they had 4 children and 12 grandchildren. Peter owned the Holden dealership in Ballarat and had a reputation for his integrity in business and for excellence in customer service.
Growing up in Warracknabeal, Peter developed a passion for sport and achieved success in swimming, football and tennis. He saw sport as a way to forge strong friendships, to learn about yourself and others, to be part of a team and community – and to have fun. Peter’s love of sport continued into adulthood, and he was heavily involved in many different sports over the years. As Peter’s children and grandchildren grew, he took a keen interest in the sports they played, encouraging them to achieve their best and being very supportive of their endeavours. He got immense pleasure from seeing them enjoying sport, trying hard and being part of a team.
Peter contributed significantly to the Ballarat community with roles in Rotary, the Red Shield Appeal and Life Education, and was a founding member of the Ballarat Foundation. Peter strongly believed in the value of building a strong community network and felt that this could be achieved through participation in sport, by connecting people from all walks of life and giving people a fair go. He had first hand experience with how sport could unite people and wanted to extend this opportunity to as many people as possible.
The Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund has been set up in Peter’s honour by his family from funds generously bequeathed by Peter. This fund will help young children from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in sport by assisting with some of the financial barriers that may otherwise prevent this.