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2020 TV Production

Our Gala dinner, historically held at Crown Melbourne, has long been regarded as one of Australia’s most iconic events, celebrating and showcasing the stars and stories of the nation’s most loved sporting heroes.

But it is more than just a sports ceremony

For the first time ever, and with thanks to Sport Australia for their continued support, fans enjoyed all the excitement and emotion of Australian sport’s most prestigious event when the Seven Network broadcast the 2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction and awards night.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Time: 7pm (local time)
Channel: 7mate and catch up at any time via 7plus

It was inspiring. It was innovative. It was intrinsically Australian.

Announcing our 2020 Awardees

Legend of Australian Sport

John Eales AM

Rugby Union

… it’s a bit hard to believe. You look around at some of the people who have been here and I certainly feel very humbled and for me, this is a great honour for the family, for myself but it’s also an honour very much so for Rugby because I can tell you, there are people equally if not more deserving than myself who should be here representing Rugby. Read more

The Don Award Winner

Australian Women’s Cricket Team

T20 World Cup Winning Team

…It is a huge honour to receive the Award. There is a lot of history involved with The Don Award and for our team to be recognised in this way is certainly a huge honour and very special.” – Meg Lanning, Australian Women’s Cricket Team Captain. Read more

2020 Inductees

Michelle den Dekker OAM

Athlete Member – Netball

A captain is a captain, but you can’t do it without your teammates. Read more

Cadel Evans AM

Athlete Member – Cycling

I’ve always felt followed and supported by those at home… When people tell me where they were, who they were with, when they were watching the time trial… I was on the other side of the world, but I feel like I was nearly at home. Read more

David Foster OAM

Athlete Member – Woodchopping

Unbelievable mate. What a great honour for me but for my family and the sport of woodchopping. Almost taken 150 years to get somebody in and I’m so pleased it’s me. – David talking about his induction. Read more

Bridgette Gusterson OAM

Athlete Member – Water Polo

I’ve just loved the sport from day one. The moment I stepped in as a ten-year-old and I still love it now. It’s just a lot harder to do now. Read more

Lauren Jackson AO

Athlete Member – Basketball

I am proud of all of it… I don’t really know how it happened… it still feels like a bit of a dream. Basketball has given me so much in my life, I don’t think there is one moment that I can really look back on, I think it was just the journey, the whole journey. It has made me who I am today. Read more

Matthew Mitcham OAM

Athlete Member – Diving

I was diving off a big tower into a tiny tank at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in a bumble bee costume with a towel tied around my neck saying ‘to all you honey’s out there, I’m your super bee’. – Matthew’s part time job in-between retirement stages. Read more

Jill McIntosh

General Member – Coach, Netball

…I feel very humbled to be part of this Hall of Fame with absolute Legends in Australian sport…. Thank you very much. Jill talking about her induction. Read more

Images courtesy of: Rugby Australia, Getty Images, Netball Australia, FIBA, IOC & AOC

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