Olympic medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's field hockey
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal Team competition

William Arthur Parkin (born 15 February 1952 in Whangarei) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.[1]

In February 2018, Parkin was found guilty on two charges of indecently assaulting an eleven-year-old girl. He was acquitted of three other charges involving two other complainants.[2] He was sentenced to one year and eight months imprisonment.[3]


  1. ^ sports-reference
  2. ^ "Olympic gold medalist Arthur Parkin found guilty of two indecent assault charges against a child". 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Hurley, Sam (25 May 2018). "Black Stick and Olympic champion Arthur Parkin jailed for sexual offending". The New Zealand Herald.