Peg Curtis

Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Category: Sports Honour Roll

Sport: Coach (Netball and Softball)

Peg Curtis is honoured by the City of Shepparton as the finest all round sports woman the City has produced. Her individual talent and achievements in so many sports is remarkable in itself.

However it is Pegs influence on so many young Shepparton girls sporting lives as a coach of both netball and softball that is immeasurable.

Pegs attitude to sport is well known. Fiercely competitive, feisty and dynamic.

Her impact on the success of Shepparton netball and softball teams and that of individual Shepparton players at both State and National level cannot be overstated.

Peg was involved as a player or coach in Badminton, Bowls, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Softball, Squash and Table Tennis.

Her exploits included:

  • Playing regional tennis and representing Shepparton in Country week at Kooyong.
  • Shepparton Squash Champion.
  • Shepparton Table Tennis Champion.
  • Twice scored a hole in one in golf.
  • Coached multiple netball champion teams including 8 at Victorian open Country Championships.
  • Victorian Country Netball team coach on 5 occasions.
  • Coached multiple under 17 and open Softball representative teams to state premierships.

Peg was involved in the support and development of sport in Shepparton. She coached primary school teams, helped to establish the Shepparton Softball Association and was treasurer for many years. Formed the VPI Softball Club, Formed the Shepparton South Netball Club which developed 20 teams in Shepparton Netball. Formed the Shepparton South Softball Club with U/14, U/17 and open teams.

The name of Peg Curtis was synonyms with successful female sport in Shepparton. The City of Shepparton named a park in North Shepparton Curtis Park to recognise her service to Shepparton sport and now honours her with induction to the Hall of Fame sports honour roll.