Hockey Australia are pleased to announce that the Hall of Fame inductees for 2011 are Trevor Smith, Pamela Glossop, Merle Elaine Nish (nee Taylor), Jim McDowell.
Please click on the names below to read about the 2011 inductees outstanding contribution to hockey in Australia.
Hockey Australia are pleased to announce that the Hall of Fame inductees for 2010 are Alyson Annan OAM, Cecil Best, Connie Charlesworth, Rechelle Hawkes OAM, Desmond Piper and Donald Smart.
All inductees have made an outstanding contribution to hockey in Australia and we congratulate them on their tremendous achievements.
To read about each inductee, click on their name below.
Australian Debut: 1991
Australian Debut: 1932
Australian Debut: 1927
Australian Debut: 1985
Australian Debut: 1960
Australian Debut: 1961
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Hockey Australia has honoured its past on the eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, announcing 22 inaugural Hall of Fame inductees tonight at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For over a century, Australians from all walks of life have been involved in hockey, dedicating themselves to all aspects of the game, from the highest echelons to the grass roots.
The Hockey Australia Hall of Fame has been established to formally recognise those who have achieved excellence in the international arena and, by their achievements, significantly enhanced the image of the sport.
With that in mind the Hall of Fame selection process proved challenging due to the numerous outstanding candidates eligible for selection.
Hockey Australia Board Member Richard Aggiss, a member of the Hall of Fame selection committee, said that although the process of selecting the inaugural Hall of Fame inductees was rewarding, the committee found it difficult to select only 22 recipients.
"Selection was a difficult but exciting process - reviewing the history of the game going back to the early 1900's and comparing those players against the current era made selection a tough task." said Aggiss.
Overall eleven males and eleven females have been awarded Hall of Fame status, with Aggiss hoping the event will continue on an annual basis.
"Given the enormous success over the last number of years and to best represent all eras of Australian hockey it was decided to limit the initial group of inductees to those players and officials who retired from international hockey prior to 2000. I look forward to adding more names to the Hall of Fame from the modern era on a regular basis.”
Aggiss highlighted the significance of not restricting the Hall of Fame inductees to players only.
“It was important from the selection committee’s point of view to not only recognise the players contribution to the game, but to make sure the contributions of our coaches and umpires were held in equally high regard. I believe we achieved this through the several coaches and umpires who have been awarded Hall of Fame status.”
Each Hall of Fame inductee received a custom minted solid silver medallion struck by Perth Mint, with this keepsake set to become the perpetual memento to all Hall of Fame inductees.
Overall 19 of the 22 inductees were present for the event, with Evelyn Tazewell, May Campbell and Audrey James all represented by various friends and family due to their passing.
The significance of the night was not lost on one of the most famous inductees in Ric Charlesworth AM, who flew all the way from India just to be present for the event.