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Australian Sport’s ‘Night of Nights’

Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame “Australian Spirit” Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner returns for its 29th edition on Thursday, 10 October 2013 at Crown Palladium.

Seven of the nation’s greatest champions will be inducted into the coveted Sport Australia Hall of Fame, joining 518 Members who represent the pinnacle of 200 years of sporting excellence including Sir Donald Bradman AC, Dawn Fraser AO MBE, Betty Cuthbert AM MBE, Rod Laver MBE, Ted Whitten, Wally Lewis AM, John Eales AM, Mick Doohan AM, Greg Norman AC, Catherine Freeman OAM, John Coates AC and Bruce McAvaney OAM.

Presented by Etihad Airways, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame “Australian Spirit” Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner will also see the elevation of one Member to Legend status becoming the “35th Legend of Australian Sport”.

The dinner will also celebrate the athlete whose achievements have most inspired the nation through his or her example in the past twelve months via the presentation of the esteemed “The Don” Award, which is named after inaugural inductee and Legend Sir Donald Bradman AC.

The 29th Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner

 

What: Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Time: From 6:00pm
Where: Palladium, Crown Melbourne
Who: The largest collective gathering of Australian sporting legends and luminaries

Awards:
  • Seven Inductees into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • Elevation of one Member to become the “35th Legend of Australian Sport”
  • Presentation of “The Don” Award
  • Awarding of five scholarships to future champions, each assigned a Member as their Mentor
  • Awarding the ‘Spirit of Sport’ for an outstanding achievement that has captured the hearts of the nation

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame chairman John Bertrand AM said plans were well advanced for Australian sport’s night of nights.

“We are looking forward to another unforgettable celebration of Australia’s greatest sporting achievements, both past and present,” Bertrand said.

“These awards represent the highest national sporting honours that can be bestowed and we are confident they will continue to excite the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential both in sport and in life.”

Established in 1985, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame plays a very important role in preserving and perpetuating our rich sporting heritage.

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