Doug Hayne

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Doug and Glynis Hayne at Wall of Achievement Presentation 2003

 

Meet Doug Hayne

Douglas Leslie John Hayne was born in Scone, New South Wales, Australia in 1945.

Doug attended Armidale Teachers College and gained his Diploma in Teaching in 1964 and received a college Sports Blue for his contributions to sports administration. Doug taught in many western Sydney Schools - Kingswood South P.S., Tregear P.S., Smithfield P.S., Penrith P.S., Wallacia P.S., Wilmott P.S. He became principal of Wallacia Public School before retirement in 1992.

During the 1970's Doug became Sports Organiser for Met West with the Department of Education and Training, a position he held for five years.

Doug's sporting career started while still in his early teens with tennis. At the age of 13 he partnered Tony Roach in doubles and they surprised the tennis world with their success. During his mid teens Doug was an Australian ranked junior tennis player. By the time he was eighteen knee problems virtually forced Doug out of tennis and he has only played intermittently as an adult.

Doug took up golf in his mid-twenties and reduced his handicap to 4 in the early seventies.

As an administrator Doug has had great experience. He served on the Board of Directors of Wallacia Golf Club for over 19 years in all positions - President, Vice-President, Captain, Vice-Captain, Treasurer and Director.

Doug is well known for his democratic style of administration that gives those to whom he administrates the right to be equal partners in the decision making process.

He is currently the Honorary Secretary for the Nepean Golf Association which he has served for 16 years. In 2000 Doug was honoured by the NSW Golf Association to receive the Bi-centenary Sports Medal for service to the sport of Golf. In 2001 Doug received Life Membership of the Nepean Golf Association for his services to that organisation for over thirty years.

Doug is presently the Secretary for Nepean Valley Sports Foundation and Vice President of the NSW Rose Society..

Doug is a former General Manager of the Western Week-ender and continues writing for various newspapers. He is also a former Sports Director and Station Director of radio station WOW FM. At present he is a sports commentator for Air FM.

Doug is married to Glynis a former Miss South Africa and he lives at Emu Plains.

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