SAHOF Breaking News

29th May 2019

Sport Australia Hall of Fame Upcoming Events

Spirit of Australia



2019 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

Thursday 10th October 2019

Palladium at Crown Melbourne


Bookings Open July 1

More information: SAHOF Website
To join the waitlist and secure your table booking, please email Bonnie Elliott:

Details for SAHOF Members will be sent in July



2020 Scholarship & Mentoring Program

Applications Now Open!

Australian junior athletes (U21 as at 31st December 2019) are invited to apply for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Schoalrship & Mentoring Program.

The Scholarship will provide encouragement and funding for 14 months to help five young Australians achieve at the highest level of their sport.


  • One-on-one personal mentoring by a inducted SAHOF Member
  • $5,000 sporting expense grant
  • On stage presentation of the Scholarship at the SAHOF Induction & Awards Gala Dinner at Crown on Thursday 10th October
  • The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder logo for agreed use


Click on the below links to apply and for more info:




Proudly supported by the Australian Sports Foundation.


2020 Scholarship & Mentoring Program


2019 Chairs' Round Table

The Chairs' 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 be held on Friday 11th October and 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 and Awards Gala Dinner.

Details around the keynote speaker and event themes will be released in the coming months.

We extend our appreciation to our presenting partner Sportscover for their continued support on the second Round Table event.

Formal invitations will be sent to NSO and NPB Chairs and CEOs in July.



Play for Purpose Raffle!

Support young Aussie athletes achieve their sporting dream by buying a ticket in our new fundraising raffle Play for Purpose and go into the draw to win over $500k in prizes!

Tickets are just $10 each and $5 from every ticket purchased from our Play for Purpose page will go directly to our Sport Australia Scholarship & Mentoring Program.

It’s the ultimate win-win raffle.

The raffle closes at 11:59pm 17 JULY so get in quick for your chance to win some incredible prizes.



Play for Purpose


2019 NSIF

John Wylie AM Sport Australia Chair, John Bertrand AO, Sport Australia Hall of Fame Chair and Professor Peter Dawkins AO, Vice Chancellor and President of Victoria University are proud to announce the 2019 National Sport Integrity Forum.


The Rise of Athlete Rights: The Fair Play aGENDER

Tuesday 23rd July | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The fourth edition of the National Sport Integrity Forum is proudly hosted in partnership with Victoria University and Sport Australia, and with the support of Sportscover, who share a common goal, to promote the achievement of sporting excellence aligned with integrity.

The forum will generate challenging and in-depth discussions and explore the rise of the individual athlete voice in seeking to establish and advocate their rights on issues in sport.

Balancing athlete rights and what is fair will be explored around issues such as the inclusion of transgender and intersex athletes in female sporting events, and the restrictions resulting from IOC Rule 40. Topics of fairness, inclusion and athlete rights and how integrity of sport is maintained at all levels is central to this conversation.

The discussion will be facilitated by journalist Tracey Holmes with a stellar panel set to debate fair play aGenders.

The forum will be held on the opening night of the National Sports Convention and formal invitations will be issued in early June to sport leaders and those with a role to play in the integrity of sport. Outside of the invitees, the forum will be accessible to a broader audience via livestream on The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Facebook page.

Visit and bookmark the National Sport Integrity Forum website for further information on the forum topic, panellist announcements and to be kept up to dateon livestream and other details.



Global Game-Changers

Professor Rob Aughey’s team of researchers from Victoria University’s Institute of Health and Sport (IHES) joined forces with FIFA to undertake a unique tracking project – the largest of its kind ever conducted.

The research collaboration examined the quality, reliability and reproducibility of athlete tracking devices against a recognised standard. The research was initiated in response to law-making body IFAB (International Football Association Board) mandating clear usage guidelines on devices during matches.

Better technology will enhance knowledge on the demands on athletes, potentially detect variations in player performance where match-fixing is suspected, while also improving the interactive fan experience during broadcast.

From a field of more than 20 universities around the world, FIFA chose Professor Aughey and the VU team, due to their expertise in computer vision, biomechanics and physiology. Nicholas Evans – Quality Programme Group Leader, FIFA said, “It will help improve the game. And I’m really pleased to be at this starting point of something that could have a potentially big impact.”

The findings from the studies’ last phases were presented on 13 May in Zurich, alongside the proposed certification scheme that will enable tracking providers to ensure their systems meet the FIFA Quality standard. The project was met with overall approval as the first vital step in developing more refined standards that reflect challenges in football.

Watch Video



Congrats Cameron!

Congratulations to 2019 Scholarship Holder Cameron Shields who has won the USF2000's Freedom 75 at Lucas Oil Raceway, which is a part of the Road to Indy season!

Read more about Cameron's success on the weekend here:
Cameron Shields Wins His First Ever Oval Race Stateside

Shields, Frost Claim First Road to Indy Victories at Lucas Oil Raceway


Read more: Cameron's SAHOF Biography

Mentor: Graeme Lloyd

Support Cameron

Picture credit: Road to Indy



Proudly Supported By
Follow Us
Videos E-news
Facebook Subscribe
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.