Nominations open for Wagga’s Sporting Hall of Fame

Published: 17 Nov 2017 11:52am

The City of Good Sports is looking for the next inductees into the prestigious Sporting Hall of Fame, with nominations open now.

Since 1993 Wagga Wagga City Council’s Sporting Hall of Fame has recognise the outstanding achievements of local athletes who have reached the highest level of their chosen sport.

The Sporting Hall of Fame champions some of the city’s most well-known sportspeople, including its first Olympic gold medallist Alicia Quirk (Women’s Rugby Sevens), former Matildas team member Sally Shipard (soccer), Paul Kelly (AFL), Michael Slater (cricket), Geoff Lawson (cricket) and Steve and Chris Mortimer (rugby league).

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM urged community members to nominate someone for the Sporting Hall of Fame - especially for the Local Legend category, which is only open every three years.

“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,” Cr Conkey said.

“Being inducted in the Sporting Hall of Fame reflects the valuable contribution the nominee has made to their sport and to our community.

“Importantly, the Local Legend category recognises the tireless local sporting coordinators, advocates and volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to make sure Wagga Wagga continues to be home to so many high level athletes.”

Nomination forms for Sporting Hall of Fame inductees are available from the Civic Centre Customer Service desk or at Nominations close at 5pm, Monday 11 December.

The Sporting Hall of Fame is located at the Museum of the Riverina’s Botanic Gardens site, which is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sundays