Geoff Watson

Dr Geoff Watson is a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities, Massey University. His research focus is sports history. He is the principal author of Seasons of Honour: A Centennial History of New Zealand Hockey 1902–2002 (2002) and Sporting Foundations of New Zealand Indians: A Fifty-year History of the New Zealand Indian Sports Association (2012). He is co-author of Sport and the New Zealanders: A History (2018), Sport Development in Action: Plan, Programme, Practice (2019) and Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win (2014). He teaches a paper in sports history at Massey University and takes an interest in most sports. He has been extensively involved in sport at grass-roots level, including coaching Massey University hockey teams and participating in long-distance running.