Syd C. Ashton

Category Two: International Sportspersons or Administrators


Date of birth

28 May 1911 at Dunedin


Charles A and Violet Ashton


Doreen Bennett Reid


Two sons


Waitaki Boys' High School

War Service

26 Battalion 2NZEF North Africa and Italy


  • MBE 1974


  • Represented North Otago in rowing, boxing and rugby
  • Member North Otago Rugby Football Union
  • President Timaru Boxing Association (26 years)
  • President SC Amateur Sports Bodies Association (10 years)
  • President SC Sports Stadium Association (11 years)
  • President NZ Boxing Association (4 times)
  • President Oceania Boxing Association (7 years)
  • Vice President Amateur International Boxing Association (8 years)
  • Chairman Referees and Judges Commission of AIBA (8 years)
  • Involved in appointment of all referees and judges at World Championships, World Cup Challenges and Olympic Games Boxing (1976–81)
  • Chairman International Boxing Jury
  • Olympic and Commonwealth Games Boxing Official from 1962
  • Life Member Timaru Boxing Association
  • Life Member NZ Boxing Association
  • Life Member Oceania Boxing Association
  • Life Member International Boxing Referees and Judges Association
  • Life Member SC Sports Stadium Association
  • Life Member International Boxing Association

Last updated: 16 Sep 2021