Past president and life member of Athletics New Zealand and Athletics Auckland and former national sprint champion Graham Davy OBE of Auckland died on Monday 18 June 2018, aged 81.
Davy was a member of the Onehunga Athletic Club and he won the New Zealand 100 yards title in 1960 in Invercargill. He attended Auckland Grammar School 1950/54 and was a member of the 1954 senior athletic and hockey teams. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was the secretary of the Auckland Athletic Centre for ten years from 1960. He was president of Athletics Auckland 1970/75 and was made a life member in 1975. Davy was president of Athletics New Zealand 1976/77 and was made a life member in 1984. For 15 years up to 1983 he was on the Council of NZAAA, representing Auckland. He was the athletic section manager of the team to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, where a good friend Rod Dixon won the bronze medal in the 1500m.
Davy helped establish the New Zealand Sports Foundation in 1978, the forerunner to SPARC and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1986 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to sport. He was Athletics Sports Director at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games and was a recipient of the 1990 Commemoration Medal.