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The Gisborne Photo News




Hockey All Black Guy McGregor, Gisborne's only representative in the 1956 Olympic team, became a hockey player by accident.

As a youngster, he had a natural talent for Rugby. But in a match at Intermediate School he dive-tackled a player, ripped open his knee on a concealed rock. Doctors announced that he must not play Rugby again.

So when he started at Gisborne High School, Guy tried his hand at hockey, was soon in the 1st eleven, and was captain in 1948 (below).

His playing record since then is remarkable. He has represented N.Z. Universities, South Island Universities, Otago, Auckland, New Zealand, and, of course, Poverty Bay.

Guy is a physical training lecturer at Auckland Training College.


Guy in action for N.Z. at Tamwrorth, New South Wales


G.H.S. 1st eleven, 1948, pictured with coach Mr G. W. Langhorne:-
Back row: B. Bilham, H. Underdown, D. Kohn, A. Revell, L. Underdown, G. Hambly, R. Forbes.
Front row: A. Mackie, Q. Kemp, G. McGregor (capt.), H. Smiler, J. Morgan, and B. Woods.