RIP Norman May

  • Photo of 2016 Annual Awards Dinner special guests

Ryde Sports Foundation mourns the loss of Norman May, a great supporter of their organisation.

Sadly Norman Alfred May passed away on 11 September 2016 aged 88. Norman had been living for a long period in a nursing home in Sydney.

He was the voice of the Olympic Games for generations of Australians, yet his support for the Ryde Sports Foundation is testimony to his passion for encouraging and challenging young athletes everywhere to aim for gold. The sporting hero always burns out but for generations of Australians Norman May was one of the treasured sporting commentators who ensured the flame was passed.

He first commentated on radio and then on television.

Norman was born in Melbourne on Valentine’s Day in 1928. When he was three he moved with his parents to Sydney.

Three years after moving to Sydney he lost his right eye due to an arrow when playing “cowboys and indians”.

Norman’s support to the Ryde Sports Foundation especially as he was often a special guest at its Annual Award Dinners.