Vale Jim Tobin – New Zealand

Vale Jim Tobin – New Zealand
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Jim Tobin this week at the age of 85. Jim was  stalwart of Oceania Masters Athletics as shown by his service in many roles over the years. Jim was an OMA Council member from 1990-92 and 2002-2014, Vice President 1992-96, Acting President 1995-96, President 1996-2002.
As an athlete Jim was a keen distance runner and competed for most of his life. When not on the track Jim usually had a camera in his hands. For those of you familiar with the New Zealand masters publication, Vetline, Jim supplied the photos for this magazine until recently.
Jim will be missed in our sport. His contribution in masters athletics was enormous to New Zealand, Oceania and at World.
Wilma Perkins
AMA President