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4th Jul 2018

2018 Winter Edition e-News

'Spirit of Sport' Mag Out Now!

The 44th edition of the official magazine of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame 'Spirit of Sport' is out now!

The Winter edition includes; Commonwealth Games, Winter Olympics and Paralympics review, 2018 Scholarship & Mentoring Program mid-year reflections, Chairmen's Round Table For Sport, things you might have missed, 2018 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner Bookings and much more.

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Issue 44


BOOKINGS NOW OPEN | 2018 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

Join Chairman John Bertrand AO and Members of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame for Australia's most prestigious sporting award ceremony, the 34th Induction & Awards Gala Dinner.

The annual Black-Tie Gala Dinner is widely regarded as Australia's sport's 'Night of Nights' and brings together the largest collection of Australian sporting greats under the one roof. Joined by leaders in sport, business and government, the Annual Gala Dinner provides the opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate Australia’s most magnificent sporting achievements; past and present.

Our suite of 2018 Awards will include; Induction of eight new Australian sporting greats into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, announcement of the "40th Legend of Australian Sport", naming of 2018 "The Don" winner and presentation to the recipients of the 2019 Scholarship and Mentoring Program.

Thursday 11th October 2018

Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC

6:30pm Pre-Dinner Drinks | 7:00pm Gala Dinner


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Click here to view the 2017 Gala Dinner and past events


2018 Gala Dinner


APPLICATIONS CLOSE 9 July 2018 Scholarship & Mentoring Program

"Celebrating the Past, Exciting the Future"

Australian junior athletes (U/21) are invited to apply for the 2019 Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) Scholarship & Mentoring Program.

Scholarship Recipients will receive:

  • One-on-one personal mentoring by an Inducted SAHOF Member
  • A $5,000 sporting expenses grant
  • On stage presentation of the Scholarship at the SAHOF Induction & Awards Gala Dinner at the Palladium at Crown Melbourne, Thursday 11th October 2018
  • SAHOF Scholarship merchandise pack
  • ‘The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder’ logo for agreed use

Click on the below links to apply and for more information



Proudly supported by Victoria University and the Australian Sports Foundation.


2019 Scholarship & Mentoring Program


'Advance Australia Fair-ly'

National Sport Integrity Forum set to debate the value of fair play

Acting out a dive or simulating injury in an attempt to win a free kick in football is as much cheating as tampering with a cricket ball.

That’s the view of Victoria University’s Professor Hans Westerbeek in the midst of World Cup fever, and is indicative of the hot topics up for discussion at the National Sport Integrity Forum: Winning at any cost, the National Debate to be held on Monday 16th July in Melbourne.

The forum is presented by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Victoria University and Australian Sports Commission and will bring together over 300 of Australia’s sports and community leaders. Outside of the invitees, the forum will be accessible to a broader audience of sports professionals and sport enthusiasts via the livestream on The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Facebook page.

The discussion will be facilitated by journalist Tracey Holmes, and the panellists set to debate issues of fair play are Australian Sports Commission CEO, Kate Palmer, Olympian and AOC Athletes’ Commission Chair, Steve Hooker, Herald Sun journalist Mick Warner, Tennis Australia’s Head of Integrity & Compliance, Ann West and Chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAAF) and former head of WADA, David Howman.
Visit and bookmark the National Sport Integrity Forum webpage, for further information on the forum topic and panellists and to be kept up to date on livestream and other details. You can also access the full copy of the World Cup diving opinion piece by Professor Westerbeek here.



Chairmen's Round Table For Sport


The Round Table is an invitation only event designed to bring together Australian sports most influential leaders to discuss and debate relevant, cutting-edge topics and issues to benefit Australian sport.

The event will enhance the networking and knowledge sharing opportunities for the large contingent of National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Peak Bodies (NPBs) that attend the previous evening’s Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Dinner.

There will be ample opportunity to interact with and be inspired by our internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Dr Andy Walshe (Hacking Human Potential, 'The man who trains the very best in the world to be even better') and our impressive panel.

We extend our appreciation to our presenting partner Sportscover Australia for their support of this initiative.



Nominate a Sporting Great for Induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

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.
  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 the SAHOF website:



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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.