Hall of Fame

Tom Deverell nominated his granddaughter Holly Morgan (nee Deverell) for the 2013 Hall of Fame. Picture: Jelena Potpara.

Honour. Eight new plaques have been added to Circular Head’s Wall of Fame following the weekend’s inductee ceremony.

Circular Head Wall of Fame committee members Gerald Kay, Adie Cole and Peter Kay welcomed inductees along with their families and friends to the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre on Sunday, telling the story behind each of the seven people inducted, and the one sporting club.

Holly Morgan (nee Deverell) was inducted for her achievements in the sport of judo. After beginning with Circular Head Judo Club as a six-year-old, Morgan went on to become the state’s best in the under-16 (u70 kilo division) in 1995 and held the title for four years.

In 1999 she held the title in the u20 division.

Lance Cox, who was born at Irishtown, was inducted for his football career, as well as his role as a businessman.

Craig Jones, who now lives in Queenland, was inducted for his motocross and karting careers.

Jones’ career started at the age of 14, riding to his first motocross win in 1979, following it up with a series of state wins.

He then went on to do the same in karting, taking out national titles.

His award was accepted on behalf of his uncle, Lance “Spike” Jones.

Also in the sport category, was Dorothy Wells for her hockey career. Wells played, coached and umpired hockey in the Circular Head Hockey Association soon after moving to Circular Head in the 1940s. For over 20 years she umpired two games every week, and in 1954 became the association’s president and held that position for 20 years.

In 1959 Wells became an Australian umpire, and in 1975, she officiated at an international carnival in Scotland.

Wells’ efforts were noted in helping Circular Head affiliate with other leagues, and also win three state titles in the 60s.

Lileah Hockey Club was also honoured for its success in the 60s.

In 1967 the team first won the Tasmanian Women’s Hockey State Premiership.

In 69 the team was undefeated during the local season and went on to win their second state premiership.

While Circular Head’s sporting stars were in the spotlight for most of the ceremony, there were two inductees who most will know for their political backgrounds. The late Joseph Lyons, and wife Dame Enid Lyons, were inducted for their public service to the region.

And the late Horace “Jim” Lane was remembered for his dedication to the area through community involvement and over 30 years as a councillor. His award was accepted by his son Arnold “Screwy” Lane.

Gerald Kay said the awards were for the community and nominated by the community. He said to ensure the Wall of Fame is an ongoing success, the community needs to nominate those who do the area proud.

Nominations for 2014 are now open, and forms can be picked up from Wells Wragg Pharmacy, in Smithton.

Nominations close at the end of May, for a November induction.


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