Dr Don Anthony MBE Hall of Fame

The Dr Don Anthony MBE Hall of Fame recognises the success and achievements of volleyball players, referees and coaches at an international level. 

The Hall of Fame was named after Dr Don Anthony MBE who is the father of British volleyball.  He founded the Amateur Volleyball Association of Great Britain and Ireland in 1955 - the precursor to the English, Scottish, Welsh Northern Irish Associations and the British Volleyball Federation of today.  He has spent over 60 years developing, educating and empowering people through his work in sport both as a professional educator and in a voluntary capacity.

The Dr Don Anthony MBE Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 and 48 inaugural members were admitted.  After the London 2012 Games the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball squads were inducted.  A further two individuals were inducted in 2015 – Carol Gordon and Keith Trenam.

Female Players

  • Nicky Kilkenny - International Player for England, 1969 – 1976
  • Freda Bussey - International Player for England, 1972 – 1981
  • Ann Jarvis – International Player for England, 1973 – 1987
  • Jan Byng - International Player for England, 1974 – 1982
  • Christine Hazell - International Player for England, 1975 – 1985
  • Patricia Gradwell-Doyle - International Player for England, 1977 – 1985
  • Donna Sedgwick- International Player for England, 1979 – 1990
  • Sandy Lystor – International Player for England, 1981 – 1987
  • Debbie Frost - International Player for England, 1981 – 1990
  • Wendy Gate - International Player for England, 1981 -1993
  • Julie Smith - International Player for England, 1986 – 2001
  • Denise Austin - International Player for England & Great Britain Beach, 1995 - 2009
  • Audrey Cooper- GB Beach Volleyball Olympian, Atlanta 1996
  • Amanda Glover - GB Beach Volleyball Olympian, Atlanta 1996
  • Maria Bertelli - International Player for England & Great Britain, 1999 – 2012
  • Rachel Laybourne - International Player for England & Great Britain, 2001 – 2012

Male Players

  • Arthur Mosley - International Player for England and Great Britain, 1965 - 1971
  • Keith Nicholls - International Player for England and Great Britain, 1968 - 1976
  • Bobby Smith - International Player for England and Great Britain, 1969 - 1978
  • Nicholas Keeley - International Player for England, 1969 – 1982
  • Leszek Zarzycki - International Player for England, 1970 – 1981
  • Ucal Ashman - International Player for England, 1976 – 1987
  • Steve Pincott International Player for England, 1979 – 1982
  • Jurek Jankowski – International Player for England & Great Britain, 1984 – 2001
  • Richard Dobell - International Player - England & Great Britain, 1986 - 2005
  • Alex Bialokoz - International Player for England and Great Britain, 1986 – 2007
  • Philip Newton – International Player for England, 1979 – 1990
  • Vince Joyce – International Player – England & Great Britain Beach, 1987 – 1991, also recognised for Coaching the GB Beach Volleyball Team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games
  • Matthew Jones - International Player for England & Great Britain, 1990 – 2005
  • Danny Weemes - International Player for England & Great Britain, 1998 - 2007

Coaches

  • Peter Wardale – International Coach, 1963 – 1966
  • David James - International Coach, 1967 – 1974
  • Henry Krecioch - International Coach, 1969 - 1972
  • George Bulman - International Coach, 1975 - 1978
  • Ken Harvey - International Coach, 1975 - 1978
  • Bill Black - International Coach, 1979 – 1982
  • Barry Swann – International Coach, 1979 - 1989
  • Jefferson Williams – International Coach, 1987 - 2001
  • Michael McKeever - Technical Director (EVA), 1987 – 2000
  • Keith Trenam – International and High Performance Coach, 1994 - present
  • Carol Gordon – International Coach, 1996 - 2015

Referees

  • Dan Dingle - International Referee, 1971 – 1998
  • Perry Joseph - International Referee, 1973 – 1991 
  • Bernard Kilkenny - International Referee, 1977 - 2006
  • Dudley Williams - International Referee, 1977 - 1998
  • Jeff Brehaut - International Referee, 1981 – 2003
  • Brian Stalker – International Referee, 1988 - 2000
  • Phil Mintoft –International Referee, 1994 – 2001
  • Steve Walton- International Referee, 1994 - 2010
  • Stewart Dunne – International Referee, 1999 - 2010 

Teams

  • Great Britain Women’s Volleyball, London 2012
  • Great Britain Men’s Volleyball, London 2012
  • Great Britain Women’s Beach Volleyball, London 2012
  • Great Britain Men’s Beach Volleyball, London 2012
  • Great Britain Women’s Sitting Volleyball, London 2012
  • Great Britain Men’s Sitting Volleyball, London 2012

Dr Don Anthony MBE Hall of Fame Inductees

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