Sports Hall of Fame

​​​The Hall of Fame recognises sporting achievements by athletes and coaches who have made a significant impact on Whanganui’s sporting heritage.

Nominations for 2019 inductees open on Monday, August 2019. Please use this nomination form. Nominations close on  Friday, 20 September 2019.

Current inductees

2018 Inductees

Robin Hood - diving
Charlie Phillips - softball

2017 Inductees

Peter Henderson - rugby
Lints Family - hockey

2016  Induct​​ees​

Nikki Payne​ - rowing​

2015 Induct​​ees

Megan Compain - basketball
Clarrie Healey - rowing

2014 Ind​​​uctee

Bev Shingles - athletics

2013 Induct​​ees

Sean Johnson - lawn bowls
Glen Osborne​ - rugby

2012 Induct​​​ees

McIntyre Family - multiple sports
Charles Seeling - rugby/rugby league
Richard Tonks​ - rowing

2011 Indu​​ctee

Bryan Silk - golf

2010 Induc​​​tee

Pat Barwick - hockey

2009 In​ductees

Moke Belliss - rugby
Harry Cave - cricket

2008 In​ductees

Gary Anderson – cycling
Philippa Baker-Hogan – rowing
Peter Belliss – lawn bowls
Ron Cheatley – cycling coach
Trevor Coker – rowing
Coleman Family (Percy, Rod and Bob) – motorcycling
Arthur Holder – athletics
Alan McIntyre – hockey
Bill Osborne – rugby
Arthur Porritt – athletics
Billy Webb – rowing
Les Wilson – hockey​​

Glass artwork by Lyndsay PattersonAdministered by Whanganui District Council, the inductees are selected by a panel comprising Ron Palenski (chief executive of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in Dunedin), John Phillips (former Wanganui Chronicle Sports Editor), Hamish McDouall (Whanganui Mayor), Mark Stoneman (businessman and multisport event organiser), Ken Mair (Whanganui Iwi representative) and Keith Smith (former Whanganui District Council Sport & Recreation Adviser).

The inductees receive an inscribed piece of glass art made by Lyndsay Patterson of Chronicle Glass (right).

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