Legends of Australian Sport

The annual Elevation of one Member to 'Legend' status within The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is the most prestigious sporting honour that can be bestowed on an Australian. 

Elevation provides the opportunity to celebrate and honour a Member who has distinguished themselves at the absolute highest level and whose achievements are considered part of Australian folklore. And importantly, this public recognition provides the opportunity to re-tell their remarkable story and inspire a whole new generation of Australians. As of February 2019, 40 Members have been recognised as 'Legends of Australian sport'. 

Must be 15 years retired for selection of a SAHOF Member to be Elevated to the category of official 'Legend of Australian Sport'.

Download printable / PDF version here:'Legends of Australian Sport' List

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Name Sport Year Inducted Info
Barassi AM, Mr Ronald 'Ron' Australian Football - Athlete & Coach 1987
Team Award
Benaud OBE, Mr Richie Cricket 1985
Bertrand AO, Mr John Sailing 1985
Team Award
Boyle AM MBE, Ms Raelene Athletics 1985
Brabham AO OBE, Sir Jack Motor Racing 1985
Bradman AC, Sir Donald Cricket - Athlete & Administration 1985
Team Award
Breasley AM, Mr Arthur 'Scobie' Horse Racing 1986
Cawley AC MBE, Ms Evonne Tennis 1985
Court AO MBE, Ms Margaret Tennis 1985
Cummings AM, Mr Bart Trainer - Horse Racing 1991
Cuthbert AC MBE, Ms Betty Athletics 1985
Team Award
de la Hunty AO MBE, Ms Shirley Athletics 1985
Team Award
Elliott AC MBE, Mr Herb Athletics 1985
Flack, Mr Edwin Athletics 1985
Fraser AC MBE, Ms Dawn Swimming 1985
Team Award
Freeman OAM, Ms Catherine Athletics 2005 Don Award
Gasnier AM, Mr Reg Rugby League 1985
Team Award
Gould AM MBE, Ms Shane Swimming 1985
Gray, Mr Edgar 'Dunc' Cycling 1985
Jackson Nelson AC CVO MBE, Hon Marjorie Athletics 1985
Landy AC CVO MBE, Hon John Athletics 1985
Laver AC MBE, Mr Rod Tennis 1985
Team Award
Lewis AM, Mr Wally Rugby League 1987
Lindrum OBE, Mr Walter Billiards 1985
Matthews AM, Mr Leigh Australian Football 1994
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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.