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Jenny McDonald
Inducted in 1996
For a time, it was difficult to imagine a New Zealand women’s hockey team without Jenny McDonald.
Sporting Category:
  • Hockey
She made her international debut in 1971 and played 192 matches for New Zealand, including 94 tests.

For the first eight years of her 15-year international career, she played at centre-forward and was a prolific goal-scorer, with more than 200 in internationals.

She was named captain for the Moscow Olympics in 1980 from which hockey subsequently withdrew, but by the time of the next Games, in Los Angeles, she was still captain.

In 1980, McDonald’s standing in world hockey was confirmed when she was the only New Zealander chosen in a world team to play the Netherlands.

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Leonard Cuff

(1866 - 1954)

The Mr Versatile of New Zealand sport in the late 19th century, he was directly responsible for New Zealand and Australia getting in on the ground floor of the Olympic Games (even though New Zealanders didn’t compete at a Games until 1908).
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