Date Inducted: 05 Dec 1989
Sport: Administration - Hockey
Hall Of Fame

Ruby Robinson AM MBE - Administration - Hockey

Ruby Robinson was involved in hockey from 1926, as a player, administrator and umpire. She was president of the Australian Women's Hockey Association (AWHA) from 1976 to 1985 and the Queensland Women's Hockey Association (QWHA) from 1950 to 1986 and is a life member of both organisations.

From 1945 to 1967 Robinson was the Queensland state selector, state manager, and delegate to the AWHA. She was an Australian selector for 12 years and an Australian umpire from 1952 to 1971.

Robinson was Australia's delegate to the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations (IFWHA) from 1963 to 1981. When all the different hockey boards amalgamated, Robinson was then delegate to the International Hockey Federation Council (FIH) from 1981 to 1985 (on the press, media, and promotion committee). She was manager of the Australian hockey team from 1963 to 1971 and assistant manager (women) of the Australian contingency 1968 Mexico Olympics.

Robinson was not only involved with hockey, she is a life member of the Queensland Amateur Swimming Association, was president of the Queensland Ladies Gymnastics Association, a member of the Queensland National Fitness Council for 40 years and a member of the Queensland Olympic Council for 40 years.

Robinson was also involved in the media, covering 13 different sports in newspapers, radio and TV. In 1965 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contribution to the advancement of women's sport and in 1988 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to women's hockey.

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