16 Feb 2021 | Amateur golf | Industry news |
Vale Colin Fuller AM
by Golf Australia
The Northern Territory has lost a true legend with the passing of Colin Fuller. Col was a beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Col had a wealth of experience to offer in many realms. Moving to the Territory in 1969, he swiftly displayed his extraordinary ability to get things done. Col was Chairman and CEO of the Power and Water Corporation. He then proceeded into Government and held CEO positions for many Government departments, culminating as the Chief Executive for the Department of the Chief Minister. In 1999, Col was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the development of the Northern Territory through the provision of infrastructure, land management, conservation and tourism. The Northern Territory Women’s and Men’s Golf Associations amalgamated in 2006. Merging the two associations was not an easy feat, hence why Colin Fuller was the perfect first President of the newly created Golf Northern Territory. Col raised the profile of golf in the Northern Territory considerably in his four years as President. Col worked tirelessly to build the profile of the sport and its events. He was instrumental in bringing the Australian Indigenous Golf Championships to Alice Springs in 2007. Following this event, he orchestrated for the Australian Junior Boys and Girls Championships to be contested in Alice Springs in 2009. He also established the Chief and Sports Ministers Cup events for the best male and female golfers to have the opportunity to compete in a “country verses city” style competition. These events ran successfully for ten years following the initial trial. Col also established the “Peter Thomson trophy” as part of the Arafura Games and in 2009 Peter Thomson attended the event and presented the trophy himself which was a thrill for the participants. Col was always generating ideas, and he would then work tirelessly to bring them to fruition. He gave many voluntary hours of his time to Golf Northern Territory and set the sport on the path towards development. Col was also the President of the Northern Territory Area Consultative Committee for a number of years. He travelled around the NT in this role delivering regional projects and he always ensured a visit to the local golf club occurred in order to hear any issues or areas of need. Col was also a Board member of the NT Tourist Commission and more recently the Northern Territory Major Events Company. Colin was a gentleman who cared deeply for his family. He gave passionately of his time in many different capacities. The Golf NT Board extends their deepest sympathies to his wife Pam and the entire family. Col’s wisdom and legacy will not be forgotten.
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