Nominations open for Wagga Wagga’s Sporting Hall of Fame inductees and Local Legends categories
Published: 08 Mar 2019 2:01pm
The City of Good Sports is looking for the next inductees into the prestigious Sporting Hall of Fame, with nominations now open.
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 celebrates some of the city’s most well-known sportspeople, including Olympic gold medallist Alicia Quirk (Rugby 7s), former Matildas team member Sally Shipard, Paul Kelly (AFL), Michael Slater (cricket), Geoff Lawson (cricket) and Steve and Chris Mortimer (rugby league).
Nominations are also open for the Local Legends category, which was awarded to iconic cricket coach Warren Smith in 2018 – whose career is currently being celebrated in an exhibition at Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site.
Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM urged community members to nominate someone for the Sporting Hall of Fame, as new members are only inducted every two years.
“Wagga Wagga has been home to many elite 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.”
Nominations for the Sporting Hall of Fame and Local Legend category close at 5pm, 25 March.
For more information or to download a nomination form, visit museumriverina.com.au/shof or call Council’s Strategic Recreation Officer Peter Cook on 1300 292 442.