Join us for the Future of Sport: In conversation with Lord Sebastian Coe KBE and John Bertrand AO.
Internationally recognised as leaders in sport, Victoria University in partnership with Loughborough University is excited to present this first event in our Future of Sport Series. Lord Sebastian Coe KBE Chancellor of Loughborough University, two-time gold medal-winning Olympian, President of World Athletics and accomplished politician, will join Australia’s own John Bertrand AO, Chair of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, President of Swimming Australia, multiple world champion, Australia II America’s Cup skipper and Olympic medallist, discussing all things Olympics in this current climate.
In what should have been an Olympic and Paralympic year and with numerous Olympics between them both as administrators and athletes, no two individuals are better placed to discuss the impact on the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19. During the conversation they will discuss; the preparation required to deliver the Olympics and the planning and consideration around cancelling an event of this significance. They will explore themes around the impact on the legacy of the Olympics movement and the athletes, should the Olympic’s not go ahead as planned.
Moderated by, Professor Corinne Reid, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Victoria University, and former team psychologist for England Rugby and Australia’s Hockeyroos and Kookaburras, they will also discuss the need to manage athlete’s wellbeing and the disparity of preparation which has been impacted by different lockdown measures across the globe.
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (AEST) or 8:00am – 9:30am (GMT+1)
RSVP closes: 9am, Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Registered guests will be sent an online link to join the live stream.
For further information please contact: Jasmin Cannizzo – firstname.lastname@example.org
20th Induction Anniversary
2020 marks the 20th anniversary of induction of the following Members into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame; Darren Clark (Athletics), Denis Goulding (Sports Science – Equestrian), Trevor Hendy (Surf Life Saving), Gary Honey (Athletics), Andrew Hoy (Equestrian), Joyce Lester (Softball), Barton Lynch (Surfing), Robert McCullough* (Admin – Paralympic Sport), Gillian Rolton* (Equestrian), Matthew Ryan (Equestrian) and Dean Woods (Cycling).
Also in 2000, Heather McKay (Squash) was Elevated as the 20th Legend of Australian Sport.
This is an incredible array of Australian sporting icons! You can click on each of their names to read their full bios.
Get behind 2008 SAHOF Scholarship Holder Joe Ingles as he competes as the sole Australian-born star in the 2019/2020 NBA playoffs. Ingles is carrying the banner for Down Under alone this year when he suits up for the Utah Jazz. All the best to Joe as he and the Jazz try clinch their round 1 playoff series against the Denver Nuggets in game 6 on Friday (6am AEST).
Image courtesy of Wide World of Sports
Rising Phoenix is in living rooms around the world on Netflix NOW. In this ground-breaking documentary, elite athletes and insiders reflect on the history and current standing of the Paralympic Games, and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence and how the Games have become the world’s third largest sporting event.
Anne Sargeant played in three World Championships, the last as captain. In 1979 she helped Australia to equal first place sharing the title with both New Zealand and Trinidad & Tobago. In 1983 she led as Vice Captain the Australian team to victory over New Zealand in Singapore and as Captain to an equal second with Trinidad and Tobago in Glasgow in 1987.
Among many international highlights for Anne was the 1985 tour of Wales when she captained an undefeated Australian side and posted a career personal best of three consecutive 100% shooting games.
We are proud to announce that current SAHOF Scholarship Holder Tom Green has got his charity up and running: Gifted.Org. Gifted is an organisation providing pre-loved iPads, Tablets and Laptops to children living in foster care to better educational outcomes. You can help change the lives of children by donating your pre-loved devices to re-home, please see drop off points or additional contact details in the picture or on gifted.org.