SAHOF Breaking News

21st Dec 2017

SAHOF Summer News & Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a Safe & Happy Festive Season!

On behalf of the Board and staff at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, we send our warmest wishes for a safe and happy festive season.

We thank you for your continuous support and look forward to an even bigger and better 2018!

Keep an eye out for the Spirt of Sport Magazine which will be distributed in January 2018.

Please note the SAHOF office will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 8th January.

Picture (L-R): Tania Sullivan (CEO), Chris Little (Heritage Coordinator), Bonnie Elliott (Operations Coordinator)





Date: Thursday 11th October 2018

Venue: Palladium at Crown, Melbourne

Bookings Open July 2018

Details and booking information on SAHOF Website

P: 03 9510 2066      E:


2018 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner


Johnny Famechon Statue Unveiling & Celebration Dinner

What better way to start the year than to celebrate the career of World Boxing Champ and SAHOF Member, Johnny Famechon as his statue gets unveiled! A celebratory dinner is being held on Saturday January 20th 2018 from 7pm at the Functions by the Bay, Frankston Football Club. 

Tickets and more information is available by clicking on the below link:

Celebrate with Johnny Famechon Info and Tickets

The Unveiling of Johnny's Statue will be in Ballam Park Frankston on Sunday January 21st 2018 at 11am.

Johnny Famechon defied the odds and achieved the impossible - History was made.


Johnny Famechon's Statue Unveiling


2018 Chairman's Round Table

2017 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner Video Packages

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner, celebrated its 33rd edition on Thursday 12th October 2017 at the magnificent Palladium at Crown, Melbourne.

View highlights package here: Highlights Video

The event, widely regarded as Australian Sport's ‘Night of Nights' brings together the who’s-who of Australian sport to celebrate our most magnificent sporting achievements from the past... the present...and those to come in the future.

The awards list was one not to be missed. Including:

Watch the truly spectacular 'Member's Entry Walk-In' to witness the largest collective gathering of Australian sporting greats here: Member's Entry Walk In

Click here to view all the video packages: 2017 Dinner Videos

Click here to view the photo gallery: Photo Albums


2017 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner


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Ground-Breaking Tennis Research


Victoria University researchers are behind one of the largest quantitative studies ever undertaken, to measure the link between an elite tennis player’s mental skills on court and their playing performance.

Led by Dr Stephanie Kovalchik, research fellow at VU’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL). Researchers analysed three million points in almost 20,000 singles matches played by 858 tennis players on the professional world tour between 2011 and 2015.

Using an analysis of the outcome of every point in tens of thousands of professional matches, Dr Kovalchik’s team assessed how each player’s performance varied depending on the game situation. This enabled them to identify the mental skills and mental profiles that characterised the most successful players.

Future applications

Funded by a $2 million co-investment research partnership with Tennis Australia, this ground-breaking research is designed to improve the tactics and decision-making of Australian tennis players, coaches and their supporting sports science staff. Data analysis in sport is growing rapidly and its growth presents huge opportunities for researchers. This type of analysis has application not only in tennis but also in other sports where there’s a large pool of data.

Read more about this research.

Find out more about VU’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living.

Image: Dr Stephanie Kovalchik and Prof Damian Farrow uncover performance trends on the court.


Dr Stephanie Kovalchik and Prof Damian Farrow uncover performance trends on the court.


How to Nominate

Annually, just eight Australians have their place etched in history with formal Induction across two categories 1) Athlete Members; who have excelled at the top level of competition and 2) General Members; for those who have demonstrated outstanding and game-changing achievement in roles supportive to sports participation including; administration, coaching, media, sports science and administration.

Nomination Forms along with further information and selection criteria are available on website:


SAHOF Nominations


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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.