SAHOF Breaking News

8th Jun 2012

SAHOF 2012/2013 Scholarship and Mentoring Nominations now Open



"Honouring the Past, Inspiring the Future"

Nominations are now open for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2012/2013 Scholarship & Mentoring Program

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s vision is to preserve the history of Australian sport and to excite the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential in both sport and life and the SAHOF Scholarship and Mentoring Program is one opportunity to continue achieving this vision.

Supported by SAHOF Major Sponsor / Official Airline - Etihad Airways and Victoria University , five Scholarships will be awarded for the 2012/2013 period to young Australian athletes (under 21 as at Dec 31, 2012),  providing encouragement and funding to help them reach the highest level of their sport.  More importantly, Scholarship holders will enjoy unrivalled access to and personal mentoring from Sport Australia Hall of Fame Inductees – surely no greater way to inspire young sports people.

Each 12 month Scholarship, valued at over $10,000, will apply from October 1 2012 - September 30, 2013 and will consist of;

  • Personal Mentoring by a SAHOF Inductee
  • $5,000 cash sporting grant presented at the prestigious SAHOF Annual Induction & Awards Dinner – 11th October, Crown Palladium, Melbourne (including travel and accommodation costs)
  • Etihad Airways flight – 1 return economy flight within the Etihad Airways network.
  • Scholarship Recognition Certificate. 
  • Invitation to exclusive SAHOF events

Since 2006, 42 young Australian athletes have been assisted through SAHOF Scholarship and Mentoring Program, and have been privileged to be mentored by such Australian sporting legends as; Catherine Freeman Susie O’Neill, Rechelle Hawkes, David Parkin, Robert de Castella, , Bruce McAvaney Nick Farr-Jones, Andrew Gaze and SAHOF Chairman, John Bertrand

Past scholarship holders who have benefited greatly from the Program, many of whom will make their mark on the world stage at this year’s Olympic & Paralympic Games in London include;

Athletics - Dani Samuels (06/07), Ryan Gregson (09/10)

Basketball - Patrick Mills (07/08),  Joe Ingles (07/08), Liz Cambage (10/11), Dylan Alcott (10/11)

Cycling - Josie Tomic (07/08), Jack Bobridge (08/09), Michael Hepburn (09/10), Caroline Buchanan (10/11)

Diving - Anabelle Smith (08/09)

Gymnastics - Lauren Mitchell (10/11)

Hockey - Casey Eastham (08/09)

Rowing - Nicholas Purnell(10/11)

Shooting - Alethea Sedgman (11/12)

Snowboarding - Nathan Johnstone (09/10)

Surfing - Jordin Watson (11/12)

Swimming - Jessica Schipper (06/07) and Meagan Nay (08/09)

Nominations forms and full application eligibility criteria are available from


About The Sport Australia Hall of Fame
With a vision and values built around the inspirational words of SAHOF’s first Inductee and Legend, Sir Donald Bradman AC, SAHOF is determined to carry to Australians everywhere the symbol of excellence as represented by its 510 inducted Member across all sports and genders.  Sport is a defining and dominant part of Australian social culture and in honouring the Member  achievements, SAHOF preserves, presents and shares this priceless sporting heritage to all Australians.  The message is a valuable one that emphasises the rich rewards in life that are offered by  striving to attain the SAHOF values; Courage, Sportsmanship, Integrity, Mateship, Persistence & Excellence, underpinned by Generosity, Modesty, Pride & Ambition. For more information, please visit:





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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.