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Tilly Hirst Language Watch Edit Tilly Titihuia Rangimatau Hirst nee Vercoe 17 September 1941 4 June 2021 was a New Zealand netball player She was a member of the New Zealand team that won the 1967 World Netball Championships Tilly HirstVercoe in 1965Personal informationFull nameTilly Titihuia Rangimatau Hirst nee Vercoe Born 1941 09 17 17 September 1941Died4 June 2021 2021 06 04 aged 79 Height5 ft 9 in 175 cm Netball careerPlaying position s GD WD GKYearsNational team s Caps1967 71New Zealand19Medal record Representing New ZealandNetball World Championships1967 Perth Team1971 Kingston Team Contents 1 Early life 2 Netball career 3 Later life and death 4 ReferencesEarly life EditHirst was born Tilly Titihuia Rangimatau Vercoe on 17 September 1941 the daughter of Ruhina and Raharuhi Vercoe 1 2 Of Maori descent she was affiliated with Ngati Pikiao Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara and Ngati Manawa 3 She was educated at Rotorua High School from 1955 to 1958 3 Netball career EditAt 1 75 metres 5 ft 9 in in height Vercoe was regarded as being a tall netballer player in her day and was known as a dynamic defender playing as a goal keeper goal defence or wing defence 1 She represented the Rotorua provincial team between 1960 and 1972 winning the North Island provincial championships every year from 1962 to 1967 except 1963 and was a member of the North Island team from 1963 to 1966 1968 to 1970 and in 1972 3 Vercoe was first selected to play for New Zealand at the 1967 World Netball Championships in Perth and was also named as the team s vice captain with Joan Harnett as captain 1 At that tournament New Zealand won all seven of their matches and were crowned world champions 4 In 1969 Vercoe toured Australia with the New Zealand netball team with the two test series being shared 1 1 1 She retired as a player after the 1971 World Netball Championships in Kingston at which New Zealand lost just one match against Australia 48 42 to finish as runners up 1 5 Over her career Vercoe played 19 international games for New Zealand 1 In 1996 the world champion 1967 New Zealand netball team was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame 6 In 2018 Hirst was inducted into the Rotorua Boys High School Hall of Fame which includes people who attended the school when it was the co educational Rotorua High School 3 6 Later life and death EditAfter retiring from netball Hirst worked at the Rotorua police station undertaking clerical duties 6 She was married to Peter Hirst who died in 2013 7 The couple were active members of the Rotorua Bahaʼi community with Peter Hirst serving as the group s secretary 2 7 Tilly Hirst died on 4 June 2021 aged 79 2 6 8 References Edit a b c d e f Tilly Hirst Netball New Zealand Retrieved 9 June 2021 a b c Tilly Hirst death notice Rotorua Daily Post 5 June 2021 Retrieved 9 June 2021 a b c d Sparks Zizi 2 June 2018 More names added to Rotorua Boys High School Hall of Fame Rotorua Daily Post Retrieved 9 June 2021 Women Netball II World Championship 1967 Todor 66 Retrieved 9 June 2021 England third The Times 58072 14 January 1971 p 12 a b c d Beck David 9 June 2021 Decent loyal former Silver Fern mourned Rotorua Daily Post Retrieved 9 June 2021 a b Obituary Peter gets last of wishes Rotorua Daily Post 27 March 2013 Retrieved 9 June 2021 Beck David 8 June 2021 Obituary Fiercely loyal former Silver Fern Tilly Hirst remembered as one of Rotorua s finest Rotorua Daily Post Retrieved 10 June 2021 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Tilly Hirst amp oldid 1028328122, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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