Poolman and Ebzery Amongst 5 Inducted into Hunter Sporting Hall of Fame


29th July 2022
By Bianca Smith
The 30th Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame inducted five Hunter athletes and officiators on Thursday, 28th July at Newcastle Harness Racing Club.

(Image: L-R Sam Poolman, Clayton Zane, Mavis Randle AM)

 

The 30th Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame inducted five Hunter athletes and officiators on Thursday, 28th July at Newcastle Harness Racing Club.

 

The Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame is made up of over 350 top athletes who have represented Australia or competed in an international tournament and were born and/or played in the Hunter region at the junior or senior level.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic at time of event, the 2020 and 2021 events were unable to be held

 

The following athletes and officials were recognized and received the elite honour of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Those inducted are:

  • Clayton Zane (Football)
  • Colin John King (Parachuting/Sky Diving) *
  • Samantha Poolman (Netball)
  • Katie-Rae Ebzery (Basketball)
  • Mavis Randle AM (Hockey Officiating)

*Deceased

 

The 2022 intake of athletes will join the likes of well-known Novocastrian’s Jenni Screen, Ray Baartz, Mark Richards and Danny Buderus, to name a few.  

 

Brett O’Farrell, Chief Executive Officer of the Hunter Academy said of the event, “HAS are very excited to yet again host the Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame, even more special it being our 30th year.  It is a great chance to recognize and celebrate the careers of athletes in the Hunter Region with their family and friends, and to honor the impact that sport has on our region.” 

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