Kiwi Athletics Club celebrate 96 years
With the intention to honour their club’s 95th year last year the club finally managed after several Covid enforced false starts to honour their history of 96 years and look forward to a century in of club activity.
A celebration dinner was staged in the Newtown Park stadium lounge on Saturday evening organised by club stalwart and member of 58 years Peter Jack assisted by secretary Graham Cook.
The late Alan Singer, Patron of the club who passed away earlier this year was remembered with a minute of silence. Alan a loyal servant and supporter of Kiwi became a life member of Kiwi AC in 1976. Former members Glenda Hughes, Rhys Watson and Andrew Collins spoke on their club memories and perspectives along with Peter Jack who has built a historical account of the club. Special presentations were made to Life Member Jim Blair and a plaque of recognition by Wellington Rugby Union to member and former Lions rep Jack Moir. This was presented by the enlightening guest speaker Keith Quinn who spoke of his long association with the sport of athletics and rugby, including as a broadcaster at 10 Olympic Games, many with his long time friend, coach and fellow commentator Olympian John Davies.