Sport is a defining and dominant part of Australian social culture and in honouring the Member achievements, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame preserves, presents and shares this priceless sporting heritage as an inspiration to all Australians.
Our utmost gratitude to Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member and media icon, Bruce McAvaney OAM who has narrated our story and brings it to life in this video; Sport Australia Hall of Fame: Our history. Our story.
2021 Scholarship & Mentoring Program
Scholarship applications opening mid-July, keep an eye on our social media channels & website for exact dates!
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program will provide encouragement and funding for 12-14 months to assist young elite Australians achieve at the highest level of their sport.
The Program has expanded into three tiers now offering greater opportunities to more Australians. Please click on the following links for more information.
Click here to listen to Caitlin Parker’s Scholarship experience. (Developed by Archivist Media)
Nominate a Sporting Great
Annually, up to eight Australians have their place etched in history with formal induction across two categories:
Athlete Members; who have excelled at the top level of competition.
General Members; for those who have demonstrated outstanding and game-changing achievement in roles supportive to sports participation.
Check out the SAHOF website for selection criteria, nomination forms and further information.
*Anyone can submit a nomination form.
Hall of Fame Moment Spotlight
Later this month we will celebrate Kieren Perkins‘ Hall of Fame Moment – Winning gold against the odds in the 1500m at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. In doing so, became the only Australian since Dawn Fraser to defend an individual Olympic championship successfully. [Read more]
Sport Australia and Suncorp are teaming up to build a nation of more confident girls and women through a connection with sport – and the next three years will provide a great opportunity for participation growth.
Sport Australia Acting CEO Rob Dalton said it was fantastic to see the prominence of elite women’s sport continuing to build in Australia, emphasised by Australia’s successful bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Mr Dalton said it was critical to continue matching that with increasing opportunities for all girls and women to participate in and enjoy sport.
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Launching the future of global sport technology: Techstars, the worldwide network launching entrepreneurs, is collaborating with LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University, in a mentorship program for SportsTech startups.
The inaugural 13-week Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator is currently underway, with 10 startups from around the world participating both locally and remotely (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
“This initiative has the potential to transform the sports startup and technology industry in Australia,” says Sam Roberston, Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University.
As part of their exclusive mentorship programs, startups have access to Victoria University’s state-of-the-art sports facilities, and experts from Victoria University, Tennis Australia, Vic Government’s LaunchVic and Techstars’ worldwide network.
Mentor and Director of Strategy, VU Innovations, Hannah Gee helps entrepreneurs explore their creativity. “I just love being part of people’s quest to create new realities,” she says.
The startups – from Spain, Germany, Austria, India, the US, Canada and Australia – include the world’s largest e-learning sports app for children; an AI-powered coach that improves athletes’ mental wellbeing and performance; and a program engaging people of all fitness levels using IoT tech, gaming and sports science.
Will Robinson, VP of Asia Pacific at Techstars says that through this partnership, “We’re delivering an invaluable program to entrepreneurs, transforming the world of SportsTech”.