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The Don Award

In 1998 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame created "The Don" Award (named after Sir Donald Bradman) which is to honour a current Australian athlete or team who, by their achievements and example over the last 12 months, are considered to have had the capacity to most inspire the nation.

Athletes who have won the Award are not inducted into the Hall of Fame, however once they have retired from the highest level of competition, they become eligible for nomination, the same as all other athletes. 

Download printable / PDF version here:"The Don" Award winners list

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Name Sport Year Awarded Info
Freeman OAM, Ms Catherine Athletics 2000 Athlete MemberLegendDon Award
 
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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.