Nominations open for Wagga Wagga’s Sporting Hall of Fame
Published: 02 Dec 2016 9:58am
The City of Good Sports is looking for the next inductees into the new-look Sporting Hall of Fame.
Nominations are open now with community members able to nominate our local sporting heroes.
The rejuvenated Sporting Hall of Fame was unveiled earlier this year and recognises more than a hundred sportspeople, including former Matildas team member and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Sally Shipard, Paul Kelly (AFL), Michael Slater (cricket), Geoff Lawson (cricket) and Steve and Chris Mortimer (rugby league).
“Wagga Wagga is known as the City of Good Sports and we are lucky to have so many sportspeople who have reached the pinnacles of their careers,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Greg Conkey OAM said.
“Being inducted in the Sporting Hall of Fame reflects the valuable contribution the nominee has made to their sport and to Wagga.
“Wagga is proud of its first-class sporting and recreational facilities, and of the many sporting groups in our community that ensure we will be known as the City of Good Sports into the future.”
Located at the Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site, the City of Wagga Wagga established the Sporting Hall of Fame in 1993 to recognise the outstanding achievement of local athletes who have reached the highest level of their chosen sport.
Nomination forms for Sporting Hall of Fame inductees will be available from the
Civic Centre Customer Service desk or online at www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/sportinghalloffame.
Nominations close on Friday 16 December and applications will be assessed by the Sporting Hall of Fame panel. The announcement of any Hall of Fame inductees will be made at the city’s Australia Day celebrations in January.