Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: Sports Honour Roll
The name Tyquin has been synonymous with sports excellence in Shepparton for many years. Rosemary Tyquin has been a wonderful sports contributor in Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Badminton and Golf.
Whilst she played all sports with aplomb, it was Hockey that took her to State representation.
Rosemary has been a part of Shepparton Hockey since her early teens, playing with Shepparton Hockey Club and then Younger Set until its amalgamation with Old Students in 1976.
She was a part of Younger Set A Grade Premierships 7 times.
Her brilliance in the local competition saw her selected to represent the association in the annual country championships
In 1981 Rosemary won the T.J. Phillips trophy for the best player in the Country Championships and also won the Keith Esson perpetual trophy three times.
In the 1960s Rosemary was selected to play Hockey for Victoria 3 times and captained the state in 1962. She was also selected to play for Australia in 1962 but was unable to play due to illness.
In 1965 she captained the Victorian Country team against Malaysia.
Later in her career, Rosemary was selected to play for Victoria in the Veterans Championships from 1987 to 1989. She was also in the Victorian team that won the Gold Medal at the 1988 Honda Masters.
Rosemary qualified as a Hockey umpire and has been the Hockey Associations umpire convenor, committee member, umpire and selector. She also coached junior hockey at local primary schools.
Softball was another sport in which Rosemary excelled. Playing for Old Students, she played a part in 4 premiership teams and represented Shepparton Softball on multiple occasions at State Championships. She was a member of the Shepparton team that won the B Grade championship in 1957.
Rosemary then travelled to Melbourne for three years playing softball for the Swans team in the Melbourne competition.
In the evenings, Rosemary played Badminton with the Scots A grade team and with the Methodist club.
Tennis was another sport Rosemary took part in with the Methodist club in the hardcourt competition and also played Ladies mid-week tennis.
On the golf course Rosemary has won the Shepparton C Grade golf championship on two occasions and was successful in the 4BBB Knockout championship with Jenny Kneebone.
Rosemary Tyquin has been a much loved figure in Shepparton sport, she has always had an infectious smile and is one of the nicest people you would ever meet. The City of Greater Shepparton welcomes the opportunity to recognise Rosemary’s efforts and appoints her to the Sports Hall of Fame roll of Honour.