Timaru Boys' High to honour past heroes

14:13, Dec 13 2013
Gary Ivamy
SPORTING RESEARCH: Timaru Boys’ High School’s sports director Gary Ivamy is keen to ensure the gymnasium’s new ‘Wall of Honour’ is as accurate as possible.

Timaru Boys' High School is putting a sporting ‘wall of honour' in its new gymnasium and is keen to ensure no-one of note misses out.

The school can boast Olympic gold medallist Jack Lovelock and several All Blacks among its former students but sports director Gary Ivamy is keen no-one less obvious is missed.

"We are after any medallist from Olympic and Commonwealth Games, world champions as well as New Zealand champions and representatives in any sport.

"Also we want to know about anyone who went on to represent another country like Brendan Laney did with Scotland."

Ivamy said the school's memorial library had a ‘wall of honour' but they were keen to expand it.

"Not much has been done since the early 80s and I am keen to make sure nothing was missed before that."


Some quick research has already turned up some surprises, he said.

Tevita Vaikona, who attended TBHS, went on to become a Tongan rugby league representative.

Ivamy said there were also several national squash champions in the 1920s, some golfers in the 1940s and Ivan Armstrong, an Olympic hockey player in 1956.

"Basically we are keen to hear about anyone," he said.

Ivamy is hoping that the project will be finished by the middle of 2014.

■ Any ideas can be given to Ivamy on 0273 156 514 or ivamyga@timaruboys.school.nz

The Timaru Herald