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1st Aug 2019

2019 SAHOF Winter News

SAHOF Winter News


BOOKINGS NOW OPEN | 2019 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

Join Chair John Bertrand AO and Members of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for Australia's most prestigious sporting award ceremony, the 35th 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 2019 Awards will include; induction of seven new Australian sporting greats into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, announcement of the '41st Legend of Australian Sport', naming of 2019 'The Don' Award winner and presentation to the recipients of the 2020 Scholarship and Mentoring Program.

Thursday 10th October 2019

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 2018 Gala Dinner and past events


2019 National Sport Integrity Forum

National sport leaders came together in Melbourne on Tuesday July 23 for the fourth National Sport Integrity Forum to discuss the pressing issues of inclusion, equality, fairness, human and athlete rights in sport under the theme The Rise of the Athlete Rights: The Fair Play aGENDER.

A range of topics from Caster Semenya to Mack Horton, equal pay and the collective power of athletes delivered spirited discussion.

One common theme was that rules that should apply for elite sport often aren’t suited for community and grassroots sport.

The leadership role that sport can take in social issues was also an important theme.

The forum, presented by The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Victoria University and Sport Australia, supported by Sportscover and held on the opening night of the National Sports Convention, featured a stellar panel and front row experts.

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Click here to watch the National Sport Integrity Forum in full

Click here to view the photos from the 2019 NSIF


2019 NSIF


Victoria University Transformation continues to be recognised in global rankings

Victoria University has continued its climb in the global rankings for universities, including in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, the 2020 QS Rankings and ARWU - Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.

The 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings category compares universities from 55 countries that have made a big impact on the world stage in a short time. VU has entered the top 50 in 2019, ranked at #45 in the world, up from 53 in 2018 and 56 in 2017. VU is ranked the highest of the four ranked Victorian universities, ahead of Deakin, Swinburne and RMIT.

VU’s success in the THE Young University Rankings is supported by VU’s best performance in the recent 2020 QS rankings. We achieved an overall rank of 601-650 (up from 651-700), placing VU among the top 57% in the world.

The 2019 ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (also known as Shanghai Jiao Tong Ranking) ranks universities in 54 subjects. VU is ranked in six subject areas in 2019, with two subject areas ranking in the top 50 in the world: Engineering - Automation and Control (#33), and Social Sciences - Hospitality and Tourism Management (#37).

Securing this significant trifecta illustrates the University’s ongoing commitment to being an outstanding place of learning that provides a world-class education and reaffirms VU’s ongoing commitment to transformation and innovative learning.




2019 Scholarship Recipients Update

Take a seat in the fast lane with Cameron Shields

Ride along with Cameron as he takes on a test drive pre race.

Take a seat here

Mentor: Graeme Lloyd (baseball)



Watch Tess Coady shred at Mammoth!

Tess is back on her board after an ACL injury and is tearing it up before the Aussie season opening (7 weeks in).

Check out her tricks here

Mentor: Nick Green OAM (rowing)



Giorgia Patten claims silver at World Rowing Champs!

After an incredibly successful National Championships campaign (6 podium finishes) Giorgia takes home silver at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota (July 2019).

Mentor: Rechelle Hawkes AM (hockey)



10m Platform National Champion & World Champion Cassiel Rousseau

Cassiel debuts at worlds and comes out with a qualified spot for the 2020 Olympic Games!

Watch Cassiel's dive here

Mentor: Karla Gilbert OAM (surf life saving)



Jaryd Clifford smashes two records

Jaryd recently competed in the 1500m at the Australian Senior able-bodied Championships smashing two records! He became the official para world record holder and making the final in at 1500m Australian Senior able-bodied Championships was also a first for a Para athlete.

Read more about Jaryd here

Mentor: Lauren Burns OAM (taekwondo)




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