Nancy Hill


Nancy Hill started playing basketball in Lithgow in 1950 at the age of 16. She soon represented Lithgow and Country NSW before being selected to play for NSW in the first ever NSW Open Women’s team in 1955. Nancy went on to represent NSW women in 1955, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64 and was captain twice. Her record of representing NSW in 8 Australian Women’s Championships is outstanding.

Nancy was selected to Australia’s first ever Women’s team which competed in the 2nd World Basketball Championship which was held in Brazil in 1957. This Australian team was also the first Australian team (men or women) to represent Australia at an international or Olympic championship. After she retired from playing, Nancy continued to contribute to Lithgow basketball as a president, a coach, and a referee. Nancy is a member of the Lithgow Sporting Hall of Fame.

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