Alan Bruce Lints
(1924 - ) | Hockey
Alan Brodie Lints
(1959 - ) | Hockey
Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
This Whanganui-born father and son combination have represented New Zealand in men's hockey, as well as being involved in the sport at international, national and district levels.
Alan Bruce Lints (pictured right) represented New Zealand against Australia in 1958, captained North Island Minors for three of his six years in the team and was a New Zealand secondary schools' representative in 1951 and a North Island Colt.
He represented Whanganui at all levels between 1954 and 1968 and has held the roles of president, vice president, secretary, selector-coach, delegate and fixtures and umpires' appointee and is a life member of the Wanganui association and the Tech COB club.
In 1977 he was awarded the NZHA Pakistan Trophy for outstanding service to the sport, the year he was convenor of the national tournament held in Whanganui. He was a panel member of the NZHA select committee which investigated the future of hockey in New Zealand.
As an umpire, Alan Bruce gained his NZ A grade badge in 1960, controlling provincial games against touring international teams, as well as two national finals and a North v South fixture.
At the national level Alan Bruce served as NZHUA president, vice president, executive member and was a theory and practical examiner for A grade badges, as well as umpires' director of a national tournament in Dunedin.
Alan Brodie Lints (pictured right) represented New Zealand in 1986 at the London World Cup and toured Argentina in 1987 and India in 1988. He played for Whanganui in 1978 and 1983, for Manawatu 80 times in 1979-80-81-82-84 and 150 times for Northland between 1985 and 1997. He was also a New Zealand Minors team representative.
Between 2001 and 2005, Alan Brodie was national director of the Welsh Hockey Union, director of the Great Britain Olympic Hockey Ltd in 2002-04, general manager of the New Zealand Hockey Federation in 2000-01, coaching and development manager of Hockey New Zealand between 1996-99 and was on the Oceania Hockey Federation in 2000 with FIH congresses in France, Egypt and Belgium.
At present he is chairman of the Oceania Umpires and Officials Executive, chairman of Hockey Northland Umpires Executive and is on the boards of Hockey Northland and Whangarei Netball.
The Lints family was also heavily involved in hockey with father Ron secretary of Wanganui Hockey for many years, while his wife Ivy was a life member of the association. Alan Bruce's daughter, Gillian Rajan, was in a champion Waikato national Kaye Cup team and son Duncan captained a winning Wellington colts' team.
Alan Bruce Lints also represented Whanganui in senior cricket and is a life member and patron of the Wanganui East Bowling Club.