Three Wolverhampton sports stars are set to be inducted into the city's Sporting Hall of Fame during a celebratory event next month.

Roy Addison, Dr Lisa Kehler and Vikram Solanki have represented the city in boxing, race walking and cricket respectively, and have many accomplishments in their sports.

City of Wolverhampton Council and the Wolverhampton City Sports Advisory Council launched the Sporting Hall of Fame in 1999 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of sportsmen and women who have represented the city on an international stage.

Chairman of Wolverhampton's Sports Advisory Council, Peter Holmes MBE, said: "We again induct 3 Wulfrunians into our Sporting Hall of Fame; 2 Olympians and an England test cricketer.

"They are 3 individuals who have performed with great success on a world stage and have been true ambassadors of everything that is good about our City of Wolverhampton."

After joining Wolverhampton Amateur Boxing Club, Roy Addison started competitive boxing whilst in the RAF and went on to represent Great Britain in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

Vikram Solanki played for Worcestershire and Surrey and played in 3 Twenty20 games and over 50 One Day Internationals for England.

Dr Lisa Kehler became a race walker whilst a member of Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club and has represented the country in many competitions including the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.

The ceremony takes place on Saturday 5 November, 2016, at WV Active Aldersley where the Sporting Hall of Fame books and wall plaques are displayed.

Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "Wolverhampton has a fantastic reputation of producing competitors of national and international standard in a wide variety of sports.

"We've recognised more than 50 of them by inducting them in the Sporting Hall of Fame since 1999, and I am delighted that Roy Addison, Dr Lisa Kehler and Vikram Solanki will soon be joining the illustrious list of sportsmen and women whose achievements have been celebrated in this way."

Previous inductees include athlete Denise Lewis, racing driver Richard Atwood and Wolves footballers Bert Williams and Billy Wright.

  • released: Wednesday 26 October, 2016