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Criteria for Members

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Membership is divided into two categories; Athlete Members and General Members.

Athlete Members are those who have competed at the highest level of competition available in their chosen sport.

General Members are selected for excellence and outstanding achievements in roles supportive to sports participants (administration, coaching/training, sports media/history, sports science / technology and sports umpiring, referring, judging).

 

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION OF ATHLETE MEMBERS

  1. Nominees must:
    • be Australian Citizens;
    • be superior achievers at the highest level of competition in their chosen sport; and
    • have the support of their peers.
     
  2. Nominees shall not be considered until after a four year waiting period following:
    • retirement from the highest level of competition;
    • the performance of a particularly outstanding athletic achievement that warrants special recognition (Consideration would be appropriate in sports such as golf, sailing and equestrian where age is not a barrier to competing at the highest level).
     
  3. Team players will be considered on the same basis as individuals.
  1. The Selection Committee will consider the degree of difficulty for a Nominee to attain the highest level of achievement.
     
  2. The Selection Committee will consider in addition to a Nominee's individual achievements, that person's integrity, sportsmanship and character.
     
  3. Any person or organisation may make nominations for consideration by the Selection Committee.
  1. Nominations are to be submitted annually. Any nomination which has been previously submitted, but not selected may be reconsidered by the Selection Committee.
     
  2. The Selection Committee is the arbiter in respect to the selection or otherwise of any Nominee, subject always to the final approval by the SAHOF Board.



CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION OF GENERAL MEMBERS

  1. The primary requirement for selection as a General Member is high level achievement from personal effort or initiative, in a field of endeavour that contributes to the performances of athletes or to the development and status of Australian sport.
     
  2. Nominees should have made a major contribution at the international or national level to their sport or to sport generally.
     
  3. Nominees will generally be drawn from the following areas of involvement in sport:
    - Sports administration
    - Sports coaching / training
    - Sports science / medicine
    - Sports media / history
    - Sport umpiring/ refereeing / judging 
     
  4. Nominees may be involved in other areas, but their achievements must satisfy the criterion detailed in point number 1.
     
  5. Whichever their area of involvement, Nomninees will be;
    - Initiators
    - Sports developers
    - Achievers at the highest levels of office or appointment available
    - Contributors to their sport or to Australian sport generally at the highest level. 
     
  6. Mere long term service or involvement with sport or sporting bodies by a Nominee without having satisfied the primary requirement in point 1 or demonstrated outstanding achievement arising from personal initiative or innovation, is not sufficient justification for selection.
     
  7. Only in exceptional circumstances will there be more than two people annually inducted as General Members.
     
  8. Nominations are to be submitted annually. Any nomination which has been previously submitted, but not selected may be reconsidered by the Selection Committee.
     
  9. Nominations for consideration by the Selection Committee may be made by any person or organisation.
     
  10. The Selection Committee reserves the right to seek endorsement of any nomination by the appropriate peak organisation(s) in Australia, responsible for the sport(s) or field(s) of endeavour in which achievements have been attributed to the Nominee.
     
  11. The endorsement of any nomination by the appropriate peak organisation is highly desirable, but its absence will not necessarily debar the Nominee from selection.
     
  12. The Selection Committee will be the arbiter in respect to the selection or otherwise of any Nominee, subject always to final approval by the SAHOF Board.

 

Nomination Forms

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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.