Alan McIntyre

(1949 – ) | Hockey

Alan McIntyreInducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Also a member of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

From becoming the youngest ever player to represent New Zealand at hockey, as a 15-year-old Wanganui High School student, Alan McIntyre went on to win an Olympic title and play for his country more than 50 times over a period of 12 years.

His career started with a 1-0 loss to Australia in Hobart in 1965 but there was sweet revenge at Montreal in 1976 when the Kiwis beat Australia 1-0 for the Olympic gold medal.

McIntyre, who represented Whanganui as a 14-year-old against India in 1964 and was also a champion tennis player until he left for Wellington in 1969, also played in the 1968 Mexico Olympics when New Zealand finished seventh despite only losing one match to Holland.

After being an international between 1965 and 1970, he returned to the Kiwi side in 1973 and played in the 1973 (Amsterdam) and 1975 (Kuala Lumpur) world championships before the Olympic golden success the following year.

Wanganui Sportsman of the Year in 1967.​

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