Story: Amateurism and professionalism

Caledonian Games, Napier, 1908

Caledonian Games, Napier, 1908

No. 13 leads the half-mile handicap during the 1908 Caledonian games in Napier. The event was won by W. G. Harding in 1 minute 57.2 seconds. Although these competitions were nominally amateur, prize money was often openly offered.

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Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - The rise of amateurism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013