Life Members




 Bob Arlidge





 Joan Blackler




 Malcolm Busch

Malcolm became involved in the sport through his daughter in the 1970’s at the Manawatu Showgrounds Skating Club. He had taken on multiple administration roles during his time in the sport; Chief Announcer, New Zealand Championship Manager, NZFRS Board Member and most recently Funding Manager. Malcolm has recently retired from his latest role, but still remains a passionate supporter of roller sports and his club. 

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Graeme Campbell

Graeme came into the sport as a competitive skater in 1960 and has held may administrative positions in the Hastings Club, NZ Speed Sport and also a NZFRS Board member. His passion is speed skating and he qualified as a New Zealand Referee in 1979 and went on to become a World CIC Speed Judge in 1986. It is in this capacity that he has attended most NZ Championships, Junior Pacific’s, Oceania’s Asian Championships, World Games and World Championships.

 Beverley Cooper MNZM

Beverley Cooper
Member of NZ Order of Merit

Beverley was a top NZ Skater, the winner of many figure and dance titles and continues to pass of this knowledge to skaters through her coaching. She has held many management positions but had a huge influence on our sport during the time she was Executive Officer a position she until 2008.

In 2006 Beverley was recognized for her services to Roller Skating and awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit.

2012 saw Bev undertake the management of the World Artistic championships in Auckland. She is currently the Oceania Dance advisor along with overseeing the Artistic High Performance programme.


 Roy Dobbin





 Raewyn Hailes







Vilma Fanthorpe

Vilma came to NZ from the UK in 1960 and has remained an active coach and administrator in the Hawkes Bay area. She has traveled as Coach or Assistant with many NZ teams and also served on the NZ artistic Committee. Vilmas expertise has seen her skaters place well in world Championships with placings of 3rd in Figures in Colombia and 8th in Figures in Italy in 1994.


William Hancock



Mervyn McNab

Merv began skating competitively in 1955. He has been involved in Artistic, Speed and Roller Hockey. Merv has travelled the world as a Roller Hockey Referee and NZ Team Management and assisted in the organising of the 1987 World Artistic Championships. He remains involved with the Mt Wellington Club as a Trustee and was instrumental in progressing the outdoor Mt Wellington rink to the facility that it is today.

Bill Over

William (Bill) Over

Bill started in the sport as a competitor who excelled in all disciplines. He went on to administration and as a Board Member he set up the NZ Inline Hockey as well as continuing through those years as one a the few NZ based equipment suppliers. Bill maintains an active involvement in the sport.

 Peter Willy

Peter Willy

Peter is a past competitive skater and foundation members of the Tokoroa Club. Peter established and owned the Tokoroa Rink where he continued his passion with coaching and judging. Peter is a CIPA International Judge and continues to be a valued member of the NZ Judging Panel traveling extensively throughout NZ to judge medal tests and competitions.