Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Australian sporting heroes honoured

Australian sporting heroes honoured
October 9, 2008

The Federal Sports Minister, Kate Ellis, has congratulated the eight athletes and coaches who have been inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

The inductees were announced at the 24th annual Sport Australia Hall of Fame dinner held in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductees for 2008 are (Athlete Members) - Alisa Camplin (aerial skiing), Ian Thorpe (swimming), David Nilsson (baseball), Todd Woodbridge (tennis), Mark Woodforde (tennis) and Allan Langer (rugby league) as well as General Members - John Carew (swimming coach) and Lou Richards (AFL and media).

Minister Ellis stated "Australia has been blessed with generations of great sporting talent (and) the Hall of Fame awards are a wonderful way of recognising the inspirational efforts of these great Australians ... not only recognising excellence on the field but all of its members, including the new inductees, admirably represent the strong Australian values of sportsmanship, integrity, courage and fairness.

"Sport is so much a part of Australian society and such a powerful tool for social change that we are honoured to have such fine Australian sporting ambassadors such as the people who have been inducted in the Hall of Fame."

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is patron-in-chief of Sport Australia Hall of Fame, presented Hall of Fame 'Legend' status upon horse trainer, Bart Cummings.

Two of the new Hall of Fame members have links to the Australian Government's strong commitment to sport. Tennis champion Todd Woodbridge is a former Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder and Alisa Camplin is a current board member of the Australian Sports Commission.

There are now 486 Australians whose excellence in sport, coaching, administration and media have been recognised with membership of the Hall of Fame.


Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business