It is with deep sadness that Athletics Victoria announces the passing of Norman Osborne OAM.
Norman was a Life Member of St. Stephens Harriers Athletic Club, where he coached from 1962 to 1984. He was also a Life Member of Athletics Australia, and coached over 270 athletes to State and National Championships. In addition to his club coaching, Norman became an AIS coach, and went to the 1978 Commonwealth Games as the team coach.
Olympic athletes that developed under the tutelage of Norman included Richard Mitchell (400m), Don Hanly (400m hurdles), Michael Hillardt (1500m) and Margaret Crowley (1500m).
Norman was awarded his OAM for services to sport.
Our thoughts are with his close friends and family.
The Chapel Funeral of Norman Robert Osborne OAM will be held at Tobin Brothers Threads of Life Chapel, 294 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood (between Blackburn and Springvale Rds) on Friday (July 1) at 2.00 p. m.
The below articles outline Norman’s contributions and involvement in athletics: