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Posted by Administrator on 13 Mar 2019
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It is with great sadness and regret that BHA advise that Lou Hailey AM, former President of the Brisbane Hockey Association passed away peacefully age 93 on Sunday, 10th March 2019.

Lou was President of BHA from 1964 to 1967. He was still playing for University First Division when he became President, and that year University won their first and only First Division Premiership. Lou represented Brisbane from 1955 to 1959.

Lou represented Australia at both the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympics as a goalkeeper.

He represented Australia from 1954-1956 and 1959-1960. He was a Hockey Australia Life Member and received the Award of Merit.

Lou was also an Australian Men's selector for almost two decades from 1969 to 1988. He was highly regarded by all in the Hockey community.

Lou represented Queensland from 1954-1956 and 1959-1960. He was named Hockey Queensland's (HQ) goalkeeper for their Team of the Century and is in HQ's Hall of Fame. BHA sends its sincere condolences to his family at this emotional time.

Funeral Details
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Prayer Service for Lou at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 9 Bowman Street, Hendra, 18th March, commencing at 11.00am.

Kim Rendell
BHA Secretary

[Photo sourced from Hockey Australia]

Last changed: 13 Mar 2019 at 7:23 PM

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