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Wendy Ey Memorial Coaching Scholarships for Women
Wendy Ey (1938-1997) was an athlete, administrator, academic, author and feminist. She was an athletics sprint and hurdles champion from 1954 until 1960 and a Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist in Cardiff, Wales in 1958. Wendy also excelled at squash and hockey. She continued to be an active sport participant all her life and was a Master's Games World Champion in athletics. Wendy was a lecturer in Physical Education at the University of South Australia until her appointment in 1987 as Women's Adviser to the South Australian Minister of Sport and Recreation. Her death from cancer in 1997 was tragic and untimely.
Wendy Ey was committed to enhancing opportunities for women in sport and recreation. Her legacy has been continued through the Wendy Ey Memorial Coaching Scholarships for Women, which have been established to encourage and assist female coaches to achieve success in their chosen sport.