Sports Crazy

A Lifetime in Kiwi Sport

By Roy Williams

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A series of personal memories and vignettes from Roy’s long career in and around top-level sport in New Zealand as a sportsman, coach and reporter. The book tells of a sporting life during a simpler time and includes plenty of irresistible anecdotes of well-known figures and high-level sporting events, as well as his commentary on playing a part in the development of sports in this country.

233 x 155 mm, paperback, 272 pages, B&W with colour inserts plus full flaps



Roy Williams

Roy Williams was a Commonwealth Games decathlon gold medallist (Kingston, 1966) and had a 15-year national and international athletics career. He represented New Zealand in basketball, won New Zealand Sportsman of the Year (now the Halberg Award) in 1966, and was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 2002. He was also a sports journalist at the Auckland Star for 25 years, and coached athletics and basketball for many years.

Roy is also the brother of Yvette Williams, first New Zealand woman to win an Olympic gold medal (Helsinki, 1952), winner of Commonwealth gold medals, NZ basketball rep, twice New Zealand Sportsman of the Year, NZ Supreme Sportswoman of the Decade (1950–59), and was awarded an MBE in 1953 and made a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2011.