Full name: Michael Matthew "Mike" Moroney
Born: December 6, 1933 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Died: March 15, 2015 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Mike Moroney initially played on the wing in rugby league until 1955 when he broke his wrist. Always a fast runner, he turned to athletics, although he had competed in that sport as a youth, setting numerous schoolboy records. Moroney attended Christian Brothers College before finishing at St. Josephâs College in Hunters Hill in 1949. He won New South Wales titles in the long jump in 1956 and 1957, placing second in 1957 and third in 1958 at the Australian Championships. He was also fourth in the triple jump at the 1958 Nationals.
In Tamworth Moroney initially worked in his fatherâs slipper factory and then moved to the accounts department of Stan Brownâs Menswear. He later began work in radio and eventually television where he was a general manager of NEN9 and director of Television New England. He was known for his charity work for multiple organizations and he was twice named citizen of the year in Tamworth and in 1999 was awarded an Australian Medal. Moroney was co-founder of Diabetes Australia Tamworth Branch and Chairman of the Appeal Committee for the establishment of the Diabetes Centre at the Tamworth Base Hospital. He served as Chairman of the Appeal Committee to raise funds for the establishment of the Mammography Unit at Tamworth Base Hospital, was President of the Rotary Club of Tamworth, and Chairman of the Red Shield Appeal for Salvation Army.
Personal Best\: LJ â 7.38 (1958).
|1956 Summer||22||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's Long Jump||Australia||AUS||19 QR|
|1956 Summer||22||Melbourne||Athletics||Australia||Qualifying Round||19||7.09||6.72|
|1956 Summer||22||Melbourne||Athletics||Australia||Qualifying Round||Round One||24||6.72|
|1956 Summer||22||Melbourne||Athletics||Australia||Qualifying Round||Round Two||14||7.09||7.09|
|1956 Summer||22||Melbourne||Athletics||Australia||Qualifying Round||Round Three||NP||foul|