07. Bill Essex (1987)




Bill was a remarkable all round athlete having competed at A grade standard in all distances from 200 metres to 10,000 metres, 400 metre hurdles, javelin and long jump.  A student at Hobart Technical High School (now New Town High School) Bill competed with Eastern Suburbs before joining Northern Suburbs to be with his mates who were part of the junior recruitment program of that era.

 

Bill competed with Northern Suburbs continually for over 25 years winning consistency awards for cross-country and interclub a number of times.  Bill was Special Competitions Director for the Southern Branch and in 1985 was recognised by the SAB with a Merit Award for his contribution to athletics.