Vale - John Hudson | Leichhardt RC, Mosman RC and Shore School

Published Tue 26 Mar 2024

Sadly we report the passing of John Hudson last Saturday 16 March 2024. John was a Life Member of Leichhardt Rowing Club and an Olympian.  John, with his wife Jenn, had only recently attended the special Morning Tea at the club for Club Patron and great mate Lionel Robberds.  John has been living on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, and as a former NSW Champion Schoolboy oarsman, became a crew member of that victorious 1959 NSW State crew at Perth in the Kings Cup, winner of the Australian Championship in 8 oar rowing at the time and also coxed by Lionel Robberds.  Both were the last surviving members of the 1960 Olympic crew steered by Lionel.  John was Club Captain of Leichhardt in the 1964/65 season. John, as an Olympian, continued to represent his club and NSW in subsequent elite competitions in 1963 and 1964.  May he rest in peace.  

Steve Jaques
Life Member - Leichhardt Rowing Club

A profile of John can be found on Australian Rowing History at this link.  The Sydney Morning Herald Death Notice can be found here.