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28th Aug 2014

MEDIA RELEASE - 30th Anniversary Induction and Awards Gala Dinner

 

 

  Our past, our present, our future -

30th anniversary celebration of Australia’s sporting glory

 

Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner will celebrate its 30th edition on Thursday, 9 October 2014 at Palladium at Crown, Melbourne.

Presented by Etihad Airways, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame annual dinner brings together the who’s who of Australian sporting royalty in the one room for one night each year, to celebrate our nation’s sporting successes, and inspire our nation’s sporting future.

The 30th anniversary milestone occasion will celebrate the 525 Australian sporting greats who are the members of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Members who represent the pinnacle of 160 years of sporting excellence including Sir Donald Bradman AC, Dawn Fraser AO MBE, Betty Cuthbert AM MBE, Rod Laver MBE, Leigh Matthews, Wally Lewis AM, John Eales AM, Mick Doohan AM, Greg Norman AC, Catherine Freeman OAM, John Coates AC and Bruce McAvaney OAM.

In addition, eight of the nation’s greatest champions will be inducted into the coveted Sport Australia Hall of Fame at Australian sport’s ‘night of nights’ this year, and one current member will be elevated to legend status, becoming the “36th legend of Australian sport”. Plus the athlete whose achievements have most inspired the nation through his or her example in the past twelve months will be celebrated via the highly esteemed “The Don” Award, named after inaugural inductee and legend Sir Donald Bradman.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame chairman John Bertrand AM, and the 2013 legend of Australian sport recipient, said the night is a great celebration of Australian sporting achievement.

“These awards represent the highest national sporting honours that can be bestowed upon an individual or team, and this year, our 30th edition, will showcase the quality of the Inductees and Australian sporting achievement over the years,” Bertrand said.

“Importantly, the night is about celebrating past achievement, but also looking forward to inspire and excite the next generation of Australians. Young children can look at world beaters like Adam Scott, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares and believe that could be them one day,” continued Bertrand.

Established in 1985, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame plays a very important role in preserving and perpetuating our rich sporting heritage, whilst promoting the values of courage, sportsmanship, integrity, mateship, persistence, excellence, underpinned by generosity, modesty, pride and ambition.

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The 30th Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner

What:

Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony

Date:

Thursday 9 October 2014

Time:

From 6:00pm

Where:

Palladium at Crown, Melbourne

Who:

The largest collective gathering of Australian sporting legends and luminaries

Awards:

  • Eight inductees into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • Elevation of one member to become the “36th legend of Australian sport”
  • Presentation of “The Don” award
  • Awarding of five scholarships to future champions, each assigned a member as their mentor


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 For further information (media only), please contact the Sport Australia Hall of Fame media team:

David Culbert

(03) 9822 7110 or 0417 272 641
david@jumpmedia.com.au

 

 

For further information and general enquiries please contact The Sport Australia Hall of Fame office on (03) 9510 2066.



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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.