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NZ Senior Sports Representatives

Josh Aitcheson 2012 -2016  Basketball

Josh Aitcheson, now a 20-year-old has been selected in the New Zealand Team to play at the 3×3 Basketball Super Quest event in Manila this April.

They will play against 11 other 3×3 teams from the Asian zone at the SM Megamall Fasion Hall.
A new concept for Fiba, the Super Quest will grant the top four-placed teams a spot at either a Fiba World Tour or Fiba Challenger event.

The 3×3 basketball game will debut at the Olympics next year. It is the largest urban team sport of the world.

Josh had a very successful school career at Kings he was a good all-round student, which is perhaps another reason he has caught the eye of at least two U.S. Colleges. At the schools annual prize givingin 2016, he received Excellence awards for English, History and Maths, in addition to a number of sport awards for basketball and volleyball.
Yet the significant achievement is a lot more impressive than he makes out – Aitcheson made the Dunedin schools Senior-A team in his first year at Kings and became a veteran by his second. Josh played his 100th game for Kings High School against Fraser High School on Court 6 at 4pm, Tuesday 27 September 2016.
Since then Josh has played National League Basketball for the Southland and Canterbury teams. He has also been a squad member of the Junior Tall Blacks, he says his time with the national outfit has helped his game develop.


Gordon McCauley 1985-90 Road Cycling


Commonwealth Games 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Bronze medal 2006 40km TT Melbourne

World Road Race Championships 2000, 2007, 2010

Oceania Games 1993, 1997, 2005, 2006

Gold 40km TT 2005,2006 Gold Road Race 2005

NZ under mens national coach 2012




Alan Thurlow:

 Athletics               1977-78

Athletics NZ all time best top 20 in the Men’s’ Open  5000m in 13 place with a time of 13:31.40, Alan Thurlow,19 January 1980 (Athletic NZ Almanac)

Athletic NZ all time best top 20 Men’s Open 10000m in 10th place, with a time of 28:28.5, Alan Thurlow,  21 March 1978  (Athletic NZ Almanac)

Cross Country    1979 –  1981

The Senior men’s race at the 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Limerick, Ireland, at the Greenpark Racecourse on March 25, 1979 – Alan Thurlow (NZ) 111 place out of 191 starters from 26 countries.

The Senior men’s race at the 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Madrid, Spain, at the Hippodromo de la Zarzuela on March 28, 1981.-Alan Thurlow 151 place out of  238 athletes from 35 countries.

Anthony Lobb:


Roller Skating             1989-90



Arthur Hollander:

Wrestling       1954

Reminiscences, Arthur Hollander

Arthur Hollander talks to Carolyn Deverson in September 2010 about his life in Dunedin, Wyllie’s Crossing and Owaka.Arthur was born in Dunedin in 1928, his parents were Bill and Doris Hollander (nee Didham). When Arthur was attending King’s High School, the family moved to Wyllie’s Crossing from where he had to get to school by bike, train and walking. After gaining School Certificate, he remained at school until he was 18 years old partly because he played rugby for King’s, later playing for the Taieri club.Arthur had taken up wrestling as a ten-year old and was later coached by Ray Tyrrell. In 1953 he won the national light heavyweight division and the following year travelled to Japan to represent New Zealand at the world championships.On leaving school he worked for Otago Farmers and in 1950 moved to Balclutha to take up a position with National Mortgage from where he transferred to Owaka in 1954, boarding with Mrs Anderson.In 1957 he married Pat Turnbull and they bought a farm at Barrs Road. A son, Andrew, farms with them.Arthur was secretary of the Masonic Lodge for 18 years and Master of the Lodge for a year. Arthur also served as secretary for the local Federated Farmers and for 25 years was a member of the Clutha Vets Association, becoming Chairman for two years.


Barry Gillan:

Archery       1968




Barry Milburn:

Cricket         1968-70

Attended Kings High School in 1957

Barry Douglas Milburn (born in Dunedin on 24 November 1943) was a cricketer who played three Tests for New Zealand in 1969.

Milburn was a lower-order right-handed batsman and a competent wicketkeeper who played for Otago from 1963 to 1983. He was one of a succession of New Zealand Test wicketkeepers of modest batting ability in the mid to late 1960s, and was first choice for only one Test series, the three matches in New Zealand against the West Indies in 1968-69 when, like his predecessor Roy Harford he batted at number 11. Milburn also toured England in 1969 and India in 1969-70, but Ken Wadsworth, a much better bat, was seen as the principal keeper on both tours, though an injury in the later stages of the England tour did not help Milburn’s cause at a time when Wadsworth was also struggling for runs.

Barry Veen Vliet:


Kayaking                   1989




Ben Smith:

Rugby Union                     2009 –


International Career

In 2009 Smith was included in the 33-member All Blacks squad for the 2009 Autumn Internationals, ahead of veteran All Black winger Joe Rokocoko. Smith made his test debut for the All Blacks against Italy[citation needed] on 14 November 2009 at the San Siro, Milan, which the All Blacks won 20-6. He scored his first All Blacks try[citation needed] against the UK Barbarians on the last game of the tour which the Barbarians ran out winners 25-18 at Twickenham, London, on 5 December 2009.

Smith didn’t figure into All Black squads in 2010 but was selected for the rugby sevens squad which competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, where he helped New Zealand to a gold medal finish.

In 2012 Smith got recalled for the All Blacks.[citation needed]

In June 2013, he played & featured in all 3 games against France in the French NZ Tour Series, on the right wing. In the first game of the 3 Test Series at Auckland’s Eden Park, he set up a try to Aaron Smith (in the 32nd minute) and was awarded man-of-the-match award. In the second game on the 15th June at Christchurch’s Rugby League Park, he scored a try in the 48th minute of the game. The final game of 3 Test Series, he again scored another in the 35th minute at New Plymouth’s Yarrow Stadium.

In August 2013, during the 2013 Rugby Championship, Smith scored 3 tries in the All Blacks 47-29 win against the Wallabies at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.[4] The following week when the All Blacks faced the Wallabies at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, he scored 2 tries to help New Zealand win 27-16 and to retain the Bledisloe Cup.[5]

In September 2013, Smith scored 2 tries to help the All Blacks win 33-15 against Argentina in La Plata.[6]

In October 2013 following the close of the Rugby Championships, Smith was awarded the record for the most tries in a Rugby Championship/Tri Nations series, scoring 8 tries in 6 matches.



Bevan Arnott:


Archery       1968-69


Bill Pay:


Wrestling     1968



Bill Speirs:

Athletics           1969

New Zealand National Champion

1968 High Jump  W Spiers. Otago height 1.955m

1969.High Jump  W Spiers. Otago height. 6′ 5”. or 2.03m

1970 High Jump  W Spiers. Otago height 1.955m


Bradley Scott:

Cricket                           2008-

Bradley Scott became a serial fringe member for New Zealand over the past year without being required for on-field national duty. A left-arm fast bowler and useful lower-order batsman, Scott was part of the extended 30-man World Cup outfit, but didn’t make the Caribbean cut, and was in a similar position for the 2006 Champions Trophy. However, he was finally chosen for a senior trip when picked for the ICC World Twenty20 instead of James Franklin. Scott did not get a game but the tour itself was the reward for a productive visit to Australia with New Zealand A that built on the domestic gains he made with Otago in 2006-07. He captured 27 State Championship wickets at 23.62 last season – four more than the previous campaign – and posted his second first-class half-century. The 2007-08 season saw one of his best performances as he finished the overall joint second-highest wicket-taker in the State Championship with 31 wickets at 19.77.


Brendon McCullum:


Cricket                         2002 –               * Captain




Brent McEwen:


Golf                                   1999-2003



Carl Hayman:


Rugby Union                       2001-07


Chris Laidlaw:

Rugby Union 1963-68,1970.   Team Captain

Chris Laidlaw was born in Dunedin and schooled at King’s High School from 1957 to 1961, where he played in the first rugby team.
Laidlaw attended Otago University from 1962 to 1966, after which he went overseas with the All Blacks. In 1969 he took up his Rhodes Scholarship at Merton College, Oxford.

Described as a rugby prodigy, Laidlaw was immediately selected for the University A side in 1962 upon leaving school. Such was the impact of his play that during the same year he played for an Otago representative side, for a South Island regional side, and for New Zealand Universities. Personal training sessions with former All Black Charlie Saxton endowed Laidlaw with “a marvellous pass and an accurate kick from forward base”.
Not yet 20, Laidlaw made his debut for the All Blacks in 1963 on their tour of Britain and France. Although chosen as a reserve to the incumbent half-back and vice-captain, Kevin Briscoe, Laidlaw’s performances catapulted him into selection for a test against France and a match against the Barbarians.
In all, Laidlaw played 57 matches for the All Blacks, including 20 internationals. He captained the team on three occasions: a test against Australia in 1969 and games against Victoria and South-West Africa in 1969 and 1970, respectively.


Cliff Mould:

Equestrian     1959-63


Cliff Simpson:

!950 British Empire Games, Auckland


880 yards – Clifford Simpson – 6th place. (1m 56.0s)
1 Mile – Clifford Simpson – 6th, heat 2 (4m 26.6s)- eliminated




Conway Stewart:


Yachting           1966-67



Damian Watson:


Ice Hockey                       2008 –



Daniel Kerr:


Tae Kwon Do                     2000.2002.



Darren Smith (1987–1991:


Hockey                             1995-2006


Indoor Hockey                 1994. 1996.     * Captain


D C (Darren) Smith Member of the NZ Commonwealth Games team to the Manchester Commonwealth Games in hockey. This time the hockey team won the silver medal and it is believed that Darren is the first from King’s to win a Commonwealth Games medal.




Daryll Hananeia:



1983 – ( Oceania Championships, New Caledonia )

1984 –  ( Pacific Rim Championships, Hong Kong )




David Stringer:


Yachting         1977. 1983-85. 1989.




Denis Ireland:

Motor Cycle Racing

Grand Prix motorcycle racing career

Denis left Dunedin in 1976 to pursue a motorcycle road-racing career in Europe, which offered more financial opportunities than New Zealand.

In 1978, Denis hit the headlines for the first time by winning the Race of Aces in England, beating then world champion Barry Sheene by 4sec. A year later, Mr Ireland was voted New Zealand motorcycle sportsman of the year.

During two decades of mainly European events, he raced beside – and sometimes beat – some of the greats in motorcycle racing. He won the Belgian Grand Prix in 1979 and the 1982 Isle of Man TT feature event, plus a brace of impressive placings from around the highly competitive European circuit.

However, in 1979 after winning the grand prix, while contracted to the Suzuki Great Britain team, a publicity photo-shoot went “wildly wrong” and he crashed his motorcycle into a concrete post.

He spent five months in hospital and had 11 operations on his leg, ankle, foot, and tendons.



Des Shaw:


Tennis   1956



Eldon Clifton:


Boxing                   1980-83





Garry Hale:


Snooker                           1991-98



Gary Lamb:


Diving                     1982. 1984.



Geoff Anderson:


Cross Country           1987



Glen Denham:


Basketball         1988-95. 1997     *Captain




Gordon McCauley (1985–88):


Cycling                         1998. 2002. 2006.


Member of the NZ Commonwealth Games team for the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in road cycling.




Graeme Brown:


Golf                 1969



Graham Stout:


Bridge                               2007-09




Greg Bell:


Surfing(Kneeboarding)   1990


Hayden Allen

Basketball 2012

Position: Guard

Born: July 20, 1979 in Dunedin

Height: 1.90m

Allen debuted in the NBL as a teenager for Otago Nuggets has played every season over the past 14 years. He enjoyed his best season in 2001, when he averaged 20 points a game and was named to the All-Star Five He won titles in 2002 with Waikato Titans and 2012 with Auckland Pirates. Dad Glen represented New Zealand in 1973 and although Allen has come very close to pulling on the black singlet over his career, he has never quite earned Tall Blacks selection before this.


Harley Webster:


Indoor Bowls       1976







Ian Brown:


Waterpolo     early 1970’s





Ian Maskell:


Yachting                 1977, 1979, 1983.1985.




Ian Smith:


Rugby Union   1963-66






Jeff Robson:


Tennis 1947-83





1947 Wimbledon


Round 1 Robson, Jeff E. d. England, Arnold T. (6-3 6-2 1-6 6-0)

Round 2 Robson, Jeff E. d. Piercy, F. Jack (7-5 2-6 4-6 6-3 13-11)

Round 3 Robson, Jeff E. d. Jones, C.M. (Jimmy) (6-4 2-6 6-8 6-4 10-8)

Round 4 Petra, Yvon d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3)


1947 Roland Garros


Round 2 Féret, Paul J.A. d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-1 6-2 6-1)

1951 Australian open

Round 1 Wilderspin, Clive d. Robson, Jeff E. (4-6 6-1 6-3 6-3)

1954 Wimbledon

Round 1 Hammersley, Andres R. d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-3 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4)

1954 Roland Garros

Round 1 Pellizza, Henri d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-1 7-5 1-6 1-6 6-2)


1957 Wimbledon


Round 1 Anderson, Malcolm d. Robson, Jeff E. (1-6 7-5 7-5 6-4)


1957 Roland Garros


Round 2 Ulrich, Torben d. Robson, Jeff E. (7-5 6-1 6-2)


Badminton 1949-63 *New Zealand Captain




1947 Wimbledon


Round 1 Robson, Jeff E. d. England, Arnold T. (6-3 6-2 1-6 6-0)

Round 2 Robson, Jeff E. d. Piercy, F. Jack (7-5 2-6 4-6 6-3 13-11)

Round 3 Robson, Jeff E. d. Jones, C.M. (Jimmy) (6-4 2-6 6-8 6-4 10-8)

Round 4 Petra, Yvon d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3)

1947 Roland Garros

Round 2 Féret, Paul J.A. d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-1 6-2 6-1)


1951 Australian open

Round 1 Wilderspin, Clive d. Robson, Jeff E. (4-6 6-1 6-3 6-3)

1954 Wimbledon

Round 1 Hammersley, Andres R. d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-3 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4)

1954 Roland Garros

Round 1 Pellizza, Henri d. Robson, Jeff E. (6-1 7-5 1-6 1-6 6-2)


1957 Wimbledon


Round 1 Anderson, Malcolm d. Robson, Jeff E. (1-6 7-5 7-5 6-4)


1957 Roland Garros


Round 2 Ulrich, Torben d. Robson, Jeff E. (7-5 6-1 6-2)

Delete: Jeff Robson Edit : Jeff Robson




Jim Ferrier:


Football           1967



Joe McDonnell:


Rugby Union                       2002


John Jarvis:


Surf Lifesaving   1954, 1956.



Keith Campbell:


Cricket             1971-74






Ken Rutherford:


Cricket                     1984-95   *Captain




Ken Walker:


Lawn Bowls     1987.1991-92. 1994-95




Kim McDonald:


Golf                         1983


Kupu Vanisi:



Rugby Union                     1999



Larry Scott:



Badminton   1952-57



Laurie Mains:


Rugby Union     1971. 1976.



Lindsay Clark:


Rugby Union       1972-73




Malcolm Ferguson:

Football     1968. 1972-73 Team Captain



Nathan McCullum:


Cricket                         2008-



Neil Burrow:


Rowing                   1984




Pat Sidon:



Cross Country 1957, 1965   Team Captain




Paul Miller:


Rugby Union                       2001




Peter Smith:


Waterpolo     early 1970’s



Philip Rush:


Marathon Swimming   1979-92






Ray Bell:


Rugby Union     1951-52



Raymond Webster:


Indoor Bowls           1987



Reid Hananeia:




1983 –   ( Oceania Championships, New Caledonia )

1988 –  ( Oceania Championships, Sydney )



Ricky Drew:


Boxing                   1979




Roger Craddock:


Yachting           1966-67



Ross Murray:


Golf           1959, 1961-75









Stuart Melville:


Athletics               1974. 1977.



Tom Willis:

Rugby Union                       2001-02   *Captain





Tony Brown:


Rugby Union                     1999-2001



Travers Hardwick:


Rugby League 1946-52


Club/Province: Auckland 1946 – 49, Waikato 1950 – 52


Positions Played:Loose Forward


First Test: N/A


Last Test: vs Australia Third Test 1952


Captain: 3 Years: 1952



New Zealand Legend of League, inducted in 2000.


Kiwis Coach in 1959-60.



Walter Stringer:


Yachting             1972



Warren Lees:


Cricket                 1976-83


Warwick Larkins:


Cricket                   1978


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