Vale Meg Wilson AM
Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
22/01/1925 – 07/05/2021
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Meg Wilson AM (Admin – Hockey) who passed away at the age of 96 on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Meg Wilson travelled the world as an ambassador, tirelessly promoting hockey and Australia. She was appointed as the first Australian Women’s Hockey Association (AWHA) representative to the International Hockey Federation Council (FIH) in 1986 and quickly earned the respect of other representatives.
After a successful playing career where she played for both Tasmania and Australia, Wilson became a state A Umpire, and coached and managed the Australian team at the IFWHA Tournament in 1975.
Wilson then moved into the administration of the sport, where from 1985 until 1996, she was President of the AWHA, and from 1966 to 1989 was president of the Tasmanian Women’s Hockey Association (TWHA). She is a life member of both organisations.
Wilson was also vice president of the Oceania Hockey Federation and from 1965 to 1985, was a selector for the AWHA and convenor of the AWHA Selection Committee from 1974 to 1985. She also sat on the board of the Tasmanian Sports Institute.
SAHOF Chair John Bertrand AO said; “Meg made a profound contribution to women’s and junior hockey. She devoted majority of her life to the game she loved. As a player, manager, coach, umpire, selector, and President; Meg did it all – she was a real game changer.
The hockey community will be forever grateful for Meg’s passion which elevated the sport and created opportunities for hockey, not only in Australia but around the world.
Our deepest condolences are with daughter Judith, the Wilson family and the entire hockey community.”
Meg Wilson was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as a General Member for her contribution to the sport of hockey in 1990.
Read Meg Wilson’s full biography here.