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Vale John Konrads

Vale John Konrads Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 21/05/1942 – 25/04/2021 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is mourning the passing of esteemed Member John Konrads (Swimming) who passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Born in Riga, Latvia, Konrads emigrated with his parents Janis and Elza, grandmother, and…

SAHOF Chair’s Message for 2021

Chair John Bertrand AO sends our Members, Sponsors and supporters the very best for 2021. Firstly, a congratulations and warm welcome to our major supporter, Sport Australia who have announced their newly appointed Chair, Josephine Sukkar AM who takes over from a retiring John Wylie AM. Ms Sukkar has joined at a pivotal time for…

SAHOF and VU Extend Partnership

Victoria University (VU) and Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) have extended their partnership for another year, marking 2021 as a decade of partnership. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame exists to preserve and celebrate the history of Australian sport; and to inspire all Australians to achieve their potential both in sport and life. Built around…

Vale Harry Gallagher OAM

Vale Harry Gallagher OAM Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 12/08/1924 – 21/01/2021 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is mourning the passing of our esteemed Member Harry Gallagher OAM (Coach – Swimming) who passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Harry taught himself to swim so as…

Merry Christmas from SAHOF

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Chair John Bertrand AO offers a recap of Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s year and wishes Australia a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. 2020 has been a year like no other. The bushfires and COVID-19 have been major disrupters and I’m proud of the way our…

2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Coming to the screens of 7mate and 7plus this Friday night from 7pm! There is no greater roll call of Australian sport stars than the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. From Bradman to Barassi and Fraser to Freeman. Who will be the newest Sport Australia Hall of Fame Inductees? Who will join Michelle Payne, Jeff Horn, Kurt Fearnley and Ash Barty as The Don Award winner for 2020? Who…

A message from SAHOF CEO, Adrianne Sarkozy

In early July, our Chair John Bertrand AO officially welcomed you to the ‘new’ Sport Australia Hall of Fame by way of announcing the launch of our new website. John noted that “COVID-19 has… changed the way we work, the way we communicate. The world is transitioning into a different norm – a more digital…

Vale Stuart ‘Sam’ Mackenzie

Vale Stuart ‘Sam’ Mackenzie Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 04/04/1937 – 20/10/2020 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is mourning the passing of our esteemed Member Stuart Mackenzie (Rowing) who passed away at the age of 83 on October 20, 2020. It is more than possible that Stuart Mackenzie was Australia’s greatest single sculler. Standing…

Vale Don Talbot AO OBE

Vale Don Talbot AO OBE Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 23/08/1933 – 03/11/2020 The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is mourning the passing of our esteemed Member Don Talbot AO OBE (Coach – Swimming) who passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Almost feared…

A Trip Down Memory Lane #MySydney2000

Over the last six weeks, SAHOF have been working with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Paralympics Australia and Australian Sports Museum to bring you the #MySydney2000 campaign. During this time, we have been privileged to share with you the lesser-known stories of our Members who competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It…

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