Legends of Australian Sport

The annual Elevation of one Member to 'Legend' status within The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is the most prestigious sporting honour that can be bestowed on an Australian. 

Elevation provides the opportunity to celebrate and honour a Member who has distinguished themselves at the absolute highest level and whose achievements are considered part of Australian folklore. And importantly, this public recognition provides the opportunity to re-tell their remarkable story and inspire a whole new generation of Australians. As of February 2019, 40 Members have been recognised as 'Legends of Australian sport'. 

Must be 15 years retired for selection of a SAHOF Member to be Elevated to the category of official 'Legend of Australian Sport'.

Download printable / PDF version here:'Legends of Australian Sport' List

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z| All
Name Sport Year Inducted Info
McKay AO MBE, Ms Heather Squash 1985
Miller AM MBE, Mr Keith Cricket 1986
Team Award
Newcombe AO OBE, Mr John Tennis 1985
Team Award
Norman AO, Mr Greg Golf 1988
O'Neill AM, Ms Susan Swimming 2002
Opperman OBE, Sir Hubert Cycling - Athlete & Administration 1985
Patrick OAM, Mr Vic Boxing 1986
Raper MBE , Mr John Rugby League 1985
Team Award
Rose AM, Mr Murray Swimming 1985
Team Award
Rosewall AM MBE, Mr Ken Tennis 1985
Team Award
Roycroft OBE, Mr Bill Equestrian 1985
Team Award
Sargeant OAM, Ms Anne Netball 1987
Sauvage OAM, Ms Louise Athletics 2007
Sturrock MBE, Mr Alexander 'Jock' Sailing 1985
Thomson AO CBE, Mr Peter Golf 1985
Team Award
Whitten OAM, Mr E.J. 'Ted' Australian Football 1985
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