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20th Dec 2016
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Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is responsible for recommending to the SAHOF Board the selection of Members for Induction into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the selection of the finalists and winner of "The Don" Award, the selection of 'Team Sport Australia' Award, 'Great Sporting Moments' and any other award winners as required for the year.

The Selection Committee comprises nine Members and one external Independent 'sports expert' (chosen for his or her extensive sporting knowledge). The Independent position is currently vacant.

 

Rob de Castella AO MBE - Chairman

 

Click on the below links to read more about Rob:
Board Member Profile
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 1997
Appointed as Chairman of the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2000

 

John Bertrand AO

 

Click on the below links to read more about John:
Board Member Profile
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2005
Appointed to the SAHOF Board in April 2004
Appointed as Chairman of the SAHOF Board in May 2005

 

Raelene Boyle AM MBE

Raelene was one of the world's great modern day female sprinters. She was selected in every Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games team between 1968 and 1982 winning a total of twelve medals. She won three Olympic silver medals and six Commonwealth Games gold medals. She set a number of Australian and Commonwealth records and was a member of two world record breaking Australian relay teams. Raelene was a Board Member of the Hall of Fame before joining the Selection Committee and spends much of her time supporting the Breast Cancer Network of Australia and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Click on the below link to read more about Raelene:
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 1998

 

 

Perry Crosswhite AM

 

Click on the below link to read more about Perry:
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2017

 

Bruce McAvaney OAM

Justifiably called "The Master Sportscaster", Bruce McAvaney has commentated and hosted events including the AFL grand final and the Brownlow Medal, called four and hosted five Melbourne Cups, Bathurst 1000, Australian Open tennis, President's Cup golf, Australian Masters golf, World Athletic Championships, World Swimming Championships, all Summer Olympics from 1984 and Winter Olympics from 1998; the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Bruce is known for his meticulous research and in-depth knowledge of the sports and athletes he covers.

 

Click on the below link to read more about Bruce:
General Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 1997

 

Michael McKay OAM

 

Click on the below links to read more about Michael:
Board Member Profile
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2009

 

Louise Sauvage OAM

Louise Sauvage was a dominant force in women's wheelchair racing for 12 years, from her debut aged 18 at the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona to her retirement after the Athens Olympics in 2004. Over the course of her career, Sauvage won nine Paralympic gold medals, four Boston Marathons, and was four times the winner of the 800m Wheelchair Exhibition Race at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. She holds world records in the 1500m, 5000m and 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Louise Sauvage was Australian Female Athlete of the Year in 1999, and International Female Wheelchair Athlete of the Year in 1999 and 2000. Her performances elevated Paralympic sport into the spotlight of Australian sport for the first time. Since retiring from international competition Louise has turned her attention to assisting the development of future Paralympic athletes, and in November 2006 was elected to the Board of the Australian Paralympic Committee.

 

Click on the below link to read more about Louise:
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2009

 

 

Debbie Watson

 

Click on the below link to read more about Debbie:
Athlete Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2017

 

Alan Whelpton AO

Alan Whelpton was President of Surf Life Saving Australia from 1975 to 2001 retiring to accept the position of President of the International Life Saving Federation. During his term as President of SLSA he instigated many changes including the televising of surf life saving competitions. He is also the Chairman of the NSW Sport and Recreation Advisory Council and a Member of the Selection Committee for the NSW Hall of Champions.

 

Click on the below link to read more about Alan:
General Bio

Appointed to the SAHOF Selection Committee in 2000

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