Hockey | Inducted: 2012
Born East Fremantle WA
9 December 1937
(Laurie) Packham was an
exceptionally fast, agile and skilful left winger in the sport of hockey, who
was an All Australian representative for nine consecutive years and was captain
in 1966 and 1967.
women's hockey was not then an Olympic sport, Laurie also competed in two World
Championships which were also held every four years. The first was in
Baltimore, USA in 1963 and the second in Leverkusen, Germany, 1967 where she
was the captain and the playing coach.
was a tenacious, exceptionally speedy forward with excellent passing and ball
control skills. As well as scoring goals she was responsible for the setting up
of countless others and was an important player in the short corner
battery. A testament to her ability and skill was that she played first
grade hockey for 25 years.