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Wall of Fame

Since its inception in 1948, graduates of the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago have excelled in sport, education, recreation, outdoor education, research, dance and business. We think those achievements deserve celebration and recognition with a permanent display gracing the School walls.

The Wall of Fame recognises and preserves the outstanding achievements of Otago Physical Education graduates, and their subsequent influence on our community and country. Those inducted onto this Wall have played major roles in their respective fields as performers, researchers, administrators, coaches, teachers and leaders.

Thousands of Physical Education students have passed through the hallways of this School. To be singled out as one of our best is truly an honour that will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.







2006 - Inaugural year

Nominate a PhysEd Colleague

Wall of Fame Selection Criteria

The selection criteria established by the Wall of Fame Advisory Group are as follows
Must have graduated from the University of Otago with a diploma or degree awarded through the School of Physical Education and
(i) Demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field of endeavour. This may be evidenced with acclaim or success on the world stage, international standing or recognition, or sustained success or recognition nationally.
(ii) Contributed to the advancement of physical education through high impact and/or sustained achievements in their chosen field. Extensive service and leadership that has enhanced the reputation of the School of Physical Education.

NOTE: The selection criteria will be reviewed regularly and suggestions for additional or amended criteria will be welcomed by the selection panel.

Phil Handcock

How to Nominate

Who will be joining our inductees?

You are encouraged to nominate physical education colleagues that you believe fit the criteria for consideration for the School of Physical Education Wall of Fame, please download a nomination form and complete as much information as possible. We will research the rest.

Return nomination form to:

Wall of Fame Selection Committee
School of Physical Education
University of Otago
Box 56

Wall of Fame Contacts

For further information please contact:

General enquiries

Phil Handcock
Senior Lecturer
School of Physical Education
University of Otago
Box 56
Ph: 03 479 5025