SAHOF Breaking News

9th Jan 2018

Out Now! Spirit of Sport Volume 43 Magazine

Welcome to 2018!

'Spirit of Sport' Mag Out Now!

The official magazine of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, 'Spirit of Sport', Summer Edition is now available to view.

A note from Chairman John Bertrand AO, all the action from the 2017 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner and much more!

Click here to read the interactive version: Interactive Version

Click here for the printable version: Download and Print


Interactive SAHOF Magazine


Vale Ken Catchpole OAM

21/06/1939 - 21/12/2017

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) mourned the passing of our esteemed Member Ken Catchpole OAM who passed away on December 21st after a long battle with illness, aged 78.

Ken was among the youngest Wallabies skippers, taking up the role on his Test debut at just 21 years old. He then captained a further 13 Tests for Australia with a total of 27 Test games played for the Wallabies. Ken's playing career was ended at just 28 when he sustained a severe hamstring injury in a tackle against the All Blacks.

Catchpole is immortalised with a statue outside Allianz Stadium, while the Shute Shield's most valuable player honours his name. A fitting honour for one of rugby union's greatest ever scrumhalves and Wallabies legend.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Chairman John Bertrand AO paid tribute to Catchpole “Ken rose through the Rugby Union community; not only as a player, but as a role model and continuous contributor to the sport. He was one of the greatest who will not be forgotten.”

The Board, Members and Staff of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame extend our deepest sympathies to Ken's family and the Rugby Union community.


Ken Catchpole OAM | Athlete Member (Rugby Union) | The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Biography


Ken Catchpole OAM


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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.