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Australian hockey champion enters prestigious Hall of Fame

[Posted: 25 Oct 2018]

Former Australian hockey legend and Curtin University Hockey Club player, Bevan George, was inducted into the WA Hall of Champions last week at the 2018 Western Australian Hall of Champions event at Pan Pacific Perth.

A group of past and present Curtin "Pirates" players attended the event to celebrate George's achievement.

The WA Hall of Champions was founded in 1985 and is essentially the West Australian Institute of Sport's Hall of Fame.

Eligibility criteria is as follows:
• Outstanding sporting achievement at the highest level
• The athlete must be accepted as a product of the WA sporting system or have established their reputation while resident in WA
• The athlete must have retired from the highest level of competition for five years.

George moved to Perth in 1995 and was brought to the Curtin hockey club by his cousins and played in the 1998, 2000 and 2001 premiership with the club.

He was named in the Australian squad in 1999 after playing in the Australian U/21, Junior World Cup and for the Perth Thundersticks state team.

He competed in the 2002 World Cup, 2004 Olympic Games and both the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games where Australia won gold.

George was named Australian Hockey Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004.

George joins current CUHC president Elspeth Denning and Premier 1’s coach Kate Starre as Pirates in the exclusive group.

This is an outstanding achievement and well-deserved recognition.

Curtin Sport & Recreation and the Curtin University Hockey Club wish George a huge congratulations.

Bevan George

Bevan George with Curtin Hockey Club players at the WA Hall of Champions event.

Bevan George