Sport Australia Hall of Fame Awards
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame was established on 10 December 1985 to recognise the achievements of Australian sportsmen and sportswomen. The inaugural induction included 120 members with Sir Don Bradman as the first inductee and Dawn Fraser the first female inductee. In 1989, the Hall of Fame was expanded to include associate members who have assisted in the development of sport in Australia. In 2012, there were 518 members. Each year the Hall of Fame inducts notable retired athletes, associate members and upgrades one member to 'legend' status.
The Don Award
This award was first awarded in 1998. It is named after Sir Donald Bradman and recognises the sporting achievement of the year which has inspired the people of Australia.
|1998||Mark Taylor (Cricket) |
Heather Turland (Athletics)
|1999||Ian Thorpe (Swimming)|
|2000||Cathy Freeman (Athletics)|
|2001||Pat Rafter (Tennis)|
|2002||Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing) |
Steven Bradbury (Speed Skating)
|2003||Damien Oliver (Horse Racing)|
|2004||Petria Thomas (Swimming)|
|2005||Grant Hackett (Swimming)|
|2006||Kerryn McCann (Athletics) |
|2007||Glenn McGrath (Cricket) |
Shane Warne (Cricket)
|2008||Matthew Mitcham (Diving) |
Steven Hooker (Athletics)
|2009||Steven Hooker (Athletics)|
|2010||Lydia Lassila (Freestyle Skiing)|
|2011||Cadel Evans (Cycling)|
|2012||Sally Pearson (Athletics)|
|2013||Adam Scott (Golf)|
|2014||Sally Pearson (Athletics)|
|2015||Jason Day (Golf)|
|2016||Michelle Payne (Horse racing)|
|2017||Jeff Horn (Boxing)|
|2018||Kurt Fearnley (Paralympic athletics)|
|2019||Ashleigh Barty (Tennis)|
Each year a member is elevated to 'Legend' status.
|1985||Sir Donald Bradman (Cricket)||1993|
|1985||Dawn Fraser (Swimming)||1993|
|1985||Hubert Opperman (Cycling)||1993|
|1985||Betty Cuthbert (Athletics)||1994|
|1985||Jock Sturrock (Sailing)||1994|
|1985||Evonne Cawley (Tennis)||1994|
|1985||Dunc Gray (Cycling)||1995|
|1985||Ted Whitten (Australian Football)||1995|
|1985||Shirley de la Hunty (Athletics)||1995|
|1986||Scobie Breasley (Horse Racing)||1995|
|1985||Reg Gasnier (Rugby League)||1995|
|1985||Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (Athletics)||1995|
|1985||Shane Gould (Swimming)||1996|
|1986||Vic Patrick (Boxing)||1996|
|1985||Bill Roycroft (Equestrian)||1996|
|1985||Herb Elliott (Athletics)||1997|
|1985||Walter Lindrum (Billiards)||1998|
|1985||Margaret Court (Tennis)||1998|
|1985||Murray Rose (Swimming)||1999|
|1985||Heather McKay (Squash)||2000|
|1985||Peter Thomson (Golf)||2001|
|1985||Rod Laver (Tennis)||2002|
|1985||Jack Brabham (Motor Sport)||2003|
|1986||Keith Miller (Cricket)||2004|
|1985||John Landy (Athletics)||2005|
|1987||Ron Barassi (Australian Football)||2006|
|1988||Greg Norman (Golf)||2007|
|1991||Bart Cummings (Horse Racing)||2008|
|1985||Edwin Flack (Athletics)||2009|
|1985||Ken Rosewall (Tennis)||2009|
|1994||Leigh Matthews (Australian Football)||2010|
|1985||John Raper (Rugby League)||2010|
|2005||Cathy Freeman (Athletics)||2011|
|2002||Susan O'Neill (Swimming)||2012|
|1985||John Bertrand (Sailing)||2013|
|1985||John Newcombe (Tennis)||2014|
|1987||Anne Sargeant (Netball)||2015|
|1987||Wally Lewis (Rugby league)||2016|
|1985||Raelene Boyle (Athletics)||2017|
|1985||Richie Benaud (Cricket)||2018|
|2007||Louise Sauvage (Paralympic athletics)||2019|
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- "Kurt Fearnley creates history with 'The Don' Award as the late Richie Benaud is elevated to Legend on a marvellous night for Australian sport". Commonwealth Games Australia website. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
- "Sauvage 41st legend, Barty wins The Don". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
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- Lane, Samantha (21 October 2015). "Netball stalwart Anne Sargeant joins Sport Australia Hall of Fame". The Age. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- "Sauvage first Paralympian to be anointed a Legend of Australian Sport". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- "Legends of Australian Sport". Sport Australia Hall of Fame website. Retrieved 13 October 2016.