Top bowler inducted into hockey hall of fame
By Lesley Bates
Congratulations to bowler Kay Lehmann (nee Kindervater) who has been inducted into the Hockey Australia Hall of Fame. Kay’s career for the Hockeyroos comprised 32 caps, one goal and two IFWHA tournaments. She made her debut on August 14, 1965 against New Zealand, becoming the 228th female Australian player to be capped.
From the age of 18 Kay played at State level for nine years and went on to play
for Australia for over eight years. She toured Europe and South Africa in 1970, the IFWHA tournaments in Germany in 1967 and New Zealand in 1971. It was at the New Zealand tournament that she was named in a World XI. In 2000 Kay was one of the 11 players named in the Queensland Women’s Team of the Century and she was also an inaugural inductee into the Queensland Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.
South Townsville will have a hard time replacing husband and wife team of Kay and Barry Lehmann who are moving south to be closer to family. The club who inherits them will be very fortunate as Kay has been the backbone of the bowling team, winning the North Queensland District Ladies Bowls Association in 2020 as well as coaching and holding committee positions for many years and Barry does so much administration and bar work. Congratulations and we all wish Kay and Barry the best for the next exciting chapter in their full lives together.