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The Hall of Fame recognises sporting achievements by athletes and coaches who have made a significant impact on Whanganui’s sporting heritage.
Nominations are now open for 2018 inductees. Find more information, including an online nomination form, here. Nominations close on Friday, 21 September 2018.
Peter Henderson - rugbyLints Family - hockey
Nikki Payne - rowing
Megan Compain - basketballClarrie Healey - rowing
Bev Shingles - athletics
Sean Johnson - lawn bowlsGlen Osborne - rugby
McIntyre Family - multiple sportsCharles Seeling - rugby/rugby leagueRichard Tonks - rowing
Bryan Silk - golf
Pat Barwick - hockey
Moke Belliss - rugbyHarry Cave - cricket
Gary Anderson – cyclingPhilippa Baker-Hogan – rowingPeter Belliss – lawn bowlsRon Cheatley – cycling coachTrevor Coker – rowingColeman Family (Percy, Rod and Bob) – motorcyclingArthur Holder – athleticsAlan McIntyre – hockeyBill Osborne – rugbyArthur Porritt – athleticsBilly Webb – rowingLes Wilson – hockey
Administered by the 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), Sue Westwood (former Whanganui District Councillor), Mark Stoneman (businessman and multisport event organiser), Ken Mair (Whanganui Iwi representative) and Keith Smith (Whanganui District Council Sport & Recreation Adviser).
The inductees receive an inscribed piece of glass art made by Lyndsay Patterson of Chronicle Glass (right).