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SAHOF Autumn Update

Sport Australia Hall of Fame pays tribute to Member John Coates AC for his leadership of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). For more than three decades as President, John has devoted himself to the progression of Australian sport. One of his most important legacies was to secure both the 2000 Sydney Games and the 2032 Brisbane Games.…

Vale Jack Newton OAM

Vale Jack Newton OAM Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 30/01/1950 – 15/04/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Jack Newton OAM who passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022 due to health complications after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. He was aged…

Vale Max Kirwan OAM

Vale Max Kirwan OAM Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 28/07/1925 – 22/03/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Max Kirwan OAM who passed away at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, aged 96. Max Kirwan was responsible for developing water skiing through 40 years of involvement and…

Winter Olympic and Paralympic Wrap

Chair John Bertrand AO congratulates all Sport Australia Hall of Fame Winter Olympian and Winter Paralympian Scholarship Holders. We have much to be proud of. The Australian team consisted of 43 Olympians, five of which are Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holders. In addition, ten Australian Paralympians competed, one of which was a Sport…

Vale Shane Warne

Vale Shane Warne Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 13/09/1969 – 04/03/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Shane Warne who passed away suddenly on Friday, March 4, 2022, aged 52. Warne was the most prolific wicket taker in Australian Test cricket history. In 145 Test matches he…

Vale Rod Marsh MBE

Vale Rod Marsh MBE Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 04/11/1947 – 04/03/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Rod Marsh MBE who passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 following a major heart attack last Thursday. He was 74 years old. Thick-set in build and combative in…

Vale Dean Woods OAM

Vale Dean Woods OAM Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 22/06/1966 – 03/03/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Dean Woods OAM who passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022 after a battle with cancer. He was 55 years old. Dean Woods was one of Australia’s most successful cyclists…

Vale Ingo Renner OAM

Vale Ingo Renner OAM Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 01/06/1940 – 26/02/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Ingo Renner OAM who passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 aged 81. A war baby, born in Bremen, Germany, in June 1940, Renner moved to Tocumwal, NSW in 1970, Renner…

Vale John Landy AC CVO MBE

Vale John Landy AC CVO MBE Legend of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 12/04/1930 – 24/02/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of Legend of Australian Sport John Landy AC CVO MBE who passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old. Landy was…

Vale John Raper MBE

Vale John Raper MBE Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 12/04/1939 – 09/02/2022 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member John Raper MBE who passed away after a long battle with dementia on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the age of 82. Raper was regarded as the greatest lock…

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