Vale Lou Hailey AM

Vale Lou Hailey AM

Author: Ben Somerford/

Hockey Australia is saddened to learn of the passing of former Australian national player and HA Life Member Lou Hailey AM.

Lou represented Australia at both the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympics as a goalkeeper.

He represented Australia from 1954-1956 and 1959-1960. He was a HA Life Member and received the Award of Merit. 

He was also an Australian Men’s selector for almost two decades from 1969 to 1988 and was highly regarded by all in the Hockey community.

Lou represented Queensland from 1954-1956 and 1959-1960. He was named Hockey Queensland’s (HQ) goalkeeper for their Team of the Century and is in HQ’s Hall of Fame.

Lou passed away on Sunday aged 93. HA sends its sincere condolences to his family at this emotional time.