the official magazine of the sport australia hall of fame
VOL 36 Jun 2014
VICTORIA UNI AUSTRALIA’S LEADER IN SPORT
2014 SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES page 04
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In this issue
The inaugural Integrity of Sport forum was a major success. Our aim was for this forum to be one of the most talked about discussions in the country this year. I think we went a long way in achieving that! Unfortunately Dr Jacques Rogge, Honorary President of the IOC could not attend due to health concerns, but the final panel was the who’s who of sport in this country.
Victoria University - Australia’s Leader in Sport
Scholarship Commonwealth Games Inclusions
2014 Scholarship Athletes
08 Drinkwise - Drink Properly Campaign
News from The NSM
SAHOF Vale - Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE - Reg Gasnier AM - Rog Higgins MBE - Dave Power - Jim Dunn OAM
“Integrity in Sport” – what does this mean, and what is our role within this catchphrase? Certainly a valid point for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame to consider in the year that we celebrate 30 years since our establishment in 1985. With the above in mind, it was with absolute pride that together with our Silver Partner, Victoria University, we created and delivered the inaugural “Integrity in Sport” Forum, titled “Winning…at what price?” in May in Melbourne. What a pleasure to sit on the panel at this unprecedented gathering of 300 sporting leaders. We plan to run these forums every 2 years; different subjects, but always topical around the responsibility of a moral compass within sport and sport leaders. Why did we do this? Five years ago, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame re-examined our ‘reason for being’ and our vision for the future. We decided we were more than a club. We felt we could do more. So our vision became two fold. 1; To be the custodian of sport in Australia and 2; To excite the next generation of young Australian’s to achieve their potential both in sport and in life. It is the second element that led us to the Integrity of Sport initiative. We believe it is our responsibility to play a leading role in the future, the ethics, the values of sport, as we move more into the professional landscape driven by more and more money. This also affects the amateur sporting world where our young people use our high profile professional sports heroes as their own role models.
The aim of the Forum was to better understand the roadmap forward on how the values of sport can continue to be something young people aspire to. That our next generation of Australians can fulfil their potential both in sport and in life using the cultural values and indeed integrity learnt from within sport and sporting contests. How successful? We opened up debate. Many issues were discussed; and yes, we all understand we have a long way to go, but we also understand sport will continue to help define this great nation of ours. It is our responsibility as Sport Australia Hall of Fame Members to shape that debate and to remain part of the conversation moving forward. We have much to be proud of in what we have achieved over the last 30 years. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is the highest accolade in this country, one can go no higher. Our inaugural Inductee was Sir Don Bradman. Our inaugural female Inductee was Dawn Fraser… our Dawn, and our total membership now represents 525 Members representing over 160 years of proud Australian sporting history. Our scholarship program is generating wonderful results, wonderful stories. To see these wide eyed bushy tailed young people presented with their scholarships and be introduced to their SAHOF mentors is quite an occasion. Mentors like Kieren Perkins, John Eales, Susie O’Neill, and Layne Beachley…. Who could ask for more! Success in any terms takes strong partnerships, and we are indebted to our major sponsor Etihad Airways for their long term and valuable support. Together with Etihad and our major partners in the Australian Sports Commission, DrinkWise and Victoria University we will continue to strive. We will continue to push the envelope.
VOL 36 June 2014 John Bertrand AM Front Cover Photo: Sir Donald Bradman AC - courtesy of the Bradman Museum, Bowral
Chairman Sport Australia Hall of Fame
message Etihad Airways is pleased to have embarked upon another winning year as the Major Sponsor of Sport Australia Hall of Fame. We are already looking forward to the 30th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in October and are proud to be the presenting partner of this prestigious event. Thirty years is a major milestone which reflects SAHOF’s ongoing commitment to recognising sporting excellence. It marks three decades of recognising and celebrating over 160 years of Australian sporting excellence as well as giving talented young sportsmen and women the resources to become tomorrow’s champions through SAHOF’s Mentoring and Scholarship Program. Etihad Airways itself is celebrating a number of major milestones this year and we are proud to count the 30th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner among them. Another is the introduction of Perth as our fourth Australian gateway. Our new daily Perth-Abu Dhabi services will commence on July 15, building the first commercial air
bridge between Western Australia and the UAE capital. The flights will offer travellers the convenience of one-stop connections to a vast network of destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Our relationships with around 50 codeshare partners enable us to offer our guests access to a virtual network of more than 400 destinations across the globe - more than any other Middle Eastern airline.
From a guest experience perspective, we are looking forward to numerous exciting developments which will see the airline continue to win global acclaim as best-in-class.
Etihad Airways has taken our collaborative approach to airline partnerships a step further with equity stakes in seven airlines - Aer Lingus, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional (subject to regulatory approval), Jet Airways and Virgin Australia.
Etihad Airways will introduce the first A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft into our fleet at the end of the year which will feature the airline’s next generation onboard experience. This ground-breaking initiative will include a suite of world-first innovations to the airline’s first, business and economy class cabins. Among them is a world first in commercial aviation - a three-room apartment-style private cabin called The Residence by EtihadTM with its own Savoy-trained butler. At the end of May, Etihad Airways will celebrate the official opening of our new First and Business Class Lounge in Sydney. The luxury lounge features restaurant-style a la carte dining, relaxation zones, prayer rooms, work stations, a children’s room and showers. As we deliver these significant projects we continue to be inspired by Australia’s top athletes, their achievements and the qualities that make them winners. Our business is particularly inspired by successful sporting teams and the way in which individuals combine their diverse strengths to achieve an extraordinary outcome that is more than the sum of its parts. In the same way that winning teams capitalise on players’ diverse skills and strengths, we work with partner airlines to combine our network offerings, revenue-generating streams, and frequent flyer program benefits. The result is a much more extensive and valuable customer proposition than any single airline could offer.
These airlines have been handpicked because they have the capacity to work collaboratively with us to build revenue and achieve cost synergies through joint procurement; shared training of pilots and cabin crew; shared maintenance; and joint sales and marketing. Our ability to reduce costs by working with partners has been a major contributor to our continuing profitability. We look forward to spending the remainder of 2014 working with our airline, travel industry and sponsorship partners to achieve our common goals. We are especially excited to be working closer with SAHOF in 2014 to recognise our shared values of excellence, dedication and teamwork.
James Hogan President and Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways
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Integrity in Sport Forum
“Winning at What Price?” Integrity is not negotiable.... Dr Pippa Grange in perhaps the most obvious of ways, summed up the breadth of issues revealed and topics dissected during the “Integrity of Sport Forum – Winning at What Price” attended by a who’s who of Australian sport in Melbourne. Dr Pippa Grange in perhaps the most obvious of ways, summed up the breadth of issues revealed and topics dissected during the “Integrity of Sport Forum – Winning at What Price” attended by a who’s who of Australian sport in Melbourne. The sports ethicist, one of six panel members invited by co-hosts Victoria University and The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) said that it was vitally important to broaden the very definition of integrity in sport. “If we are only thinking about the rules and how they are applied we are missing so much,” Dr Grange said. SAHOF Chairman, John Bertrand called on the more than 250 sports leaders and champions present to provide for the future. “We need a roadmap for what’s right and what’s wrong,” Bertrand, who is now also President of Swimming Australia, said. The Panel’s youngest member, Kim Crow eloquently summarised the broader predicament.
“Everyone says integrity but what’s important is when you witness it in practice,” the world champion rower and AOC Athlete Commission chair said. “When you learn to play sport, you copy the skills of others but you also copy their behaviours. We have to attain success by being better people. “It’s easy to imagine that kids now think that the stars are all on supplements or drugs.” A perhaps surprisingly recurrent theme was the call for the return of compulsory physical education in Australian schools, with many speakers identifying its demise as a critical factor in the challenges now facing Australian sports.
“Integrity is not just words. It requires action.” - Kim Crow, Chair, AOC Athletes Commission.
Hans Westerbeek, the Dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University said that an hour of physical education per day was not only essential for all young Australians to better understand the own minds and bodies but also to avoid a diminishing talent pool for higher performance. His comments come on the back of reports indicating that 80 percent of Australian children are failing to get at least an hour of exercise each day. “Politicians are not visionary enough to deliver in this area. They need to be thinking 20 years down the track,” Professor Westerbeek said. Despite a strong media presence, speakers did not feel the need to hold back and as a
Are gambling and gaming the biggest threat to sport? “Yes absolutely.” - Andrew Demetriou, former CEO of AFL.
result the evening was not without controversy. Both the departing Australian Football League CEO, Andrew Demetriou and the recently retired head of the World Anti-Doping Authority, John Fahey took the opportunity to take swipes at the process used after the Essendon Football Club self-reported itself to ASADA. Fahey said that he never saw any justification for the public announcement led by the Australian government on the ’blackest day in Australian sport’ whilst Demetriou observed that the methodology devised was damaging.
The two and a half hour discussion explored topics as diverse as “sporting parents from hell”, the powerfulness of the NBA response to Donald Sterling’s racist rant, the challenge for young Australians in addressing the “grey area” on the way to higher performance goals and the consequences of the failure of the ICC to keep Brendon McCallum’s vital testimony on match fixing confidential. Australian Sports Commission CEO, Simon Hollingsworth justified his organisations controversial Winning Edge program.
But perhaps surprisingly it was not the predominant thread of the evening’s debate, cleverly moderated by sports broadcaster, Francis Leach.
“We are investing taxpayer money to achieve an outcome but under Winning Edge we do take a longer term perspective. But there are hard decisions to be made because there is only a finite pool of money,” Hollingsworth said.
“Culture is an outcome of the decisions we make everyday” - Dr Pippa Grange, Director Bluestone Consulting.
“The fish stinks from the head down.” Regarding leadership groups & importance of culture. - John Bertrand, SAHOF Chairman.
Just as another speaker observed it is equally unreasonable to outsource “integrity” and the solutions for the lack of it to the major sports. One thing clearly identified by the evening’s debate was that responsibility lies with a much broader group of stakeholders including participants, the parents and support teams, the media, commercial partners and fans. “If a leader’s job is to make things better, we need to define what ‘better’ is.”- Professor Hans Westerbeek, Victoria University.
Photo 1: Forum panel members (L-R): Professor Hans Westerbeek, Dr Pippa Grange, John Bertrand AM, Simon Hollingsworth, Kim Crow and Andrew Demetriou. Photo 2: Facilitator Francis Leach directing the Forum discussion. Photo 3: SAHOF Members Michael McKay OAM and Peter Antonie OAM. Photo 4: Acting Inspector James Duggan, Officer in Charge of Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit, Victoria. Photo 5: Panellists Kim Crow and Professor Hans Westerbeek. Photo 6: Former WADA head, John Fahey, addressing the issue of sports integrity. Photo 7: The post-forum function presented by Lander & Rogers, provided the perfect opportunity for Australia’s sport leaders to discuss how we ensure there is integrity in sport. Photo 8: Simon Hollingsworth, Professor Peter Dawkins and John Bertrand AM during the post-forum function.
“Role modelling by parents & sports leaders is key. Many junior footy parents I’ve seen need reminding of that.” - Matt Favier, Director, Australian Institute of Sport. 8 integrity forum
Elite Athletes at Victoria University:
Australia’s Leader in Sport Boasting Australia’s largest number of sport courses and industry partners, Victoria University leads the field when it comes to sport education and research. VU offers over 40 sport-related courses – spanning exercise science and human movement, osteopathy, physical education, sports engineering and management – at Vocational Education, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Students learn from luminary coaches, consultants and scientists (think VU Basketball Academy director Andrew Gaze) at world-class facilities such as the new $68 million Sport And Learning Precinct at Footscray Park. With biomechanics and exercise physiology labs, heat chambers and a high altitude hotel at their disposal, plus work placements with elite local and global partners like the AFL, AIS and Universidad Europa Madrid, students gain the practical skills needed to get a head-start in the world of sport. We spoke with four elite athletes studying a range of courses at VU about why they think it’s number one.
Josh Hose turned a life-changing car accident into an opportunity to excel as a wheelchair rugby player. “When I was 18, I was involved in a car crash that left me with serious spinal damage. I began playing wheelchair rugby as part of my rehabilitation, and was chosen to be part of Australia’s Paralympic team for London 2012. We won gold and each team member received an Order of Australia Medal for our efforts.” Josh is studying for a Certificate IV in Disability while working towards the 2014 World Championships and the 2016 Paralympic Games. “My teachers at Victoria University have been so supportive of me as an athlete – providing flexible due dates for assignments as well as other adjustments when necessary.”
Renuga Veeran credits her success as a badminton player to VU’s support: “It played a major role in making my Olympic dream come true. VU provided me with the Elite Athlete sporting grant for two years in a row – I completed a Bachelor of Business, took time off to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012, then went back to do a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education.” With her study goals met, Renuga hopes to win a medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Mitch Wallis Western Bulldogs star midfielder Mitch Wallis is preparing for life after football with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). He values VU’s understanding of the challenges involved in combining elite sport with an academic workload: “The lecturers really want you to do well and try to get a one-on-one relationship with every student. They know I work in a demanding environment and have time constraints, and are very accommodating – letting me come late to classes, and giving me extra notes to catch up on work I miss. Little things like that help a lot.”
Undertaking a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, world-class water-ski jumper Jacinta Carroll considers VU the most “athlete-friendly” institution she’s come across. “They offer scholarships, an Elite Athlete program, and fantastic facilities so I can train and study at the same time. Everyone supports my efforts to simultaneously complete my degree and compete at an international level.” Jacinta works hard to combine athletic power with high distinctions: “My sporting goal is to be the first woman ever to jump 200 feet. In education, I aim for a distinction average across all my subjects – my career goal is to become a physiotherapist.”
victoria university - australia’s leader in sport
VU’s Elite Athlete Program VU recognises the challenges of combining elite sport with an academic workload, and is a member of the Australian Sports Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network. Its athlete support program aims to help students balance study with training and competition demands by providing access to VU Sports Scholarships and special study arrangements. For more information on VU’s athlete support program, contact: Scott Cashmere, Sports Services Manager Phone: +61 3 9919 4433 Email: email@example.com
scholarship commonwelth games
2015 Scholarship & Mentoring Program
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s Vision is to preserve and celebrate the history of Australian Sport and to excite the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential both in sport and life. The Scholarship & Mentoring Program is one opportunity to continue achieving our Vision.
Congratulations to the following Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program recipients who have been selected for 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games Team!
Supported by major sponsor Etihad Airways along with Victoria University and the Australian Sports Commission, five scholarships will be awarded for the 2015 year to young Australian athletes (*under 21 as at December 31, 2014).
With athletes in the 2014 Australian Team eligible for selection up until 10 June, there are sure to be a few more names on the list.
To help these young Australians achieve at the highest level of their sport, the Scholarship will provide encouragement and funding for 12 months.
Well done to all! We look forward to cheering you on in July!
More importantly, Scholarship holders will enjoy unrivalled access to and personal one-on-one mentoring from an Inducted Member; surely no greater way to inspire young sportspeople to fulfil their potential Each 12 month Scholarship, valued at over $10,000, will apply from January 1 to December 31, 2015 and consists of: • One-on-one personal mentoring by an Inducted Member of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame • A $5,000 sporting expenses grant
*Above list reflects the official selections as advertised by ACGA, at the time of publication.
• On stage presentation of the Scholarship and Certificate at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Dinner at the Palladium at Crown Melbourne on Thursday 9th October, 2014. (Travel cost for recipient covered). • One international return economy flight within the Etihad Airways network. (For sporting use only). • ‘The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder’ logo for agreed use. CLOSING DATE – 5PM JULY 18TH, 2014 Nomination forms and full application eligibility criteria are available from www.sahof.org.au/scholarship. Typed applications are preferred.
CELEBRATING THE PAST, EXCITING THE FUTURE
Photo above: The Australian Triathlon Commonwealth Games team which includes 2011-2012 Scholarship and Mentoring Program recipient, Ashleigh Gentle (third from right).
scholarship commonwealth games inclusions
scholarship & mentoring
program 2014 Since being formally presented with their Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program at the 2013 Gala Dinner, a magnitude of opportunities have opened up for our 2014 recipients. Six months into the Program and they have all had the opportunity to meet with their Mentors and maintain regular communication, which is the beginning of a unique and hopefully enduring relationship throughout their sporting careers. The recipients have all had a big start to the year with some great results and are looking forward to the months ahead. We took this opportunity to ask our current group how the SAHOF Program has helped them so far and what their plans for the remainder of the year are.
Program Major Sponsor
Mentor - Layne Beachley
Mentor - Kieren Perkins OAM
The Scholarship and Mentoring Program has been fantastic for me. My Mentor is Layne Beachley and I was lucky enough to have lunch with Layne at a time where I was undecided on a few issues with my swimming. Layne spoke to me for a long time and helped me get through those issues and gave me so much positive feedback that allowed me to make my choices to better my career. Having someone who has been through similar experiences in life is what I needed to help me make my decisions.
The SAHOF Scholarship and Mentoring Program has been a massive help to myself. This year I have had so many changes that I have had to deal with and overcome. I moved out of home and live by myself, I study full time at university now and I also try and balance this with playing in the Australian Women’s Cricket team, the Southern Stars, and touring three months a year.
AWD Swimming - NSW
The funds have allowed me to travel to compete at many interstate meets including the trials for the Commonwealth Games 2014 where I successfully gained a spot on the Australian Swim Team for the Glasgow Games. So far this year I have represented Australia in Brazil where I won 7 gold medals. In July I will represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and then following this I will compete at Para Pan Pacific Championships in Pasadena, California.
2014 scholarship athletes
Cricket - QLD
It has been a massive help having Kieren as my Mentor. Not only have I been able to talk to him about my sport and learn from his experiences, I have also been able to talk to him about time management. He has been nothing but supportive of my juggling act which is all you can ask for from a Mentor. Since receiving the Scholarship I have played in a home Ashes series against England, which despite losing, was an unreal series. The test was played at the WACA and was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been involved in. We took momentum from the Twenty/20s into the ICC T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, where we ending up winning (for the third consecutive tournament). I was also involved in the Queensland Fire and our maiden National title, winning the Women’s T20 tournament. I have loved every second of it all and I’m looking forward to next season with tours against Pakistan and the West Indies as well as defending the T20 title with Queensland. Thanks again to SAHOF for this unbelievable opportunity.
Mentor - Liane Tooth OAM
Mentor - Steve Bradbury OAM
Mentor - Susie O’Neil OAM
The Scholarship and Mentoring Program has already helped me so much for which I am thankful to The Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Having Liane as my Mentor and meeting up on a regular basis has helped me in so many ways! She has been able to help me through some issues with managing my time between training, competition, travel, work, etc. She has also been able to share her stories and motivate me in a way that inspires me to achieve and someday share my own stories with others. To be able to hear Liane talk and just be able to relate to someone that has already done what I want to soon achieve, is awesome.
I am very honoured to have the opportunity of being a SAHOF Scholarship & Mentoring Program holder. This year so far has been a big time for me, in February I competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The SAHOF Scholarship and Mentoring Program is such an amazing opportunity and I feel so lucky to have been selected to be a recipient.
BMX - WA
The grant has been critical with getting to the meets this year so far. Without it I wouldn’t have been able to attend half the events. Getting to these competitions and being able to travel, train and race with the top athletes in my sport has made me so much better of a rider. The rest of 2014 will see me travel a bit more and that’s where the Etihad flight will be of most use. Next month we find out the Worlds teams, so if I make the team I will be in the Netherlands in July and if all plans go ahead I will be on a plane to America in September for a world cup race.
Short Track Speed Skating - VIC
The Olympics is an experience that I will carry with me forever and has given me more experience for my next Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. I am now working on being stronger for the next one. I was happy with my results in the 1000m finishing 9th but hope to improve on the 1500m next time around. Being the youngest in the Australian Olympic Team was a great honour and I am excited for the future. The SAHOF Program gives me the opportunity to work with Steven Bradbury as my Mentor; with us both being part of the same sport we both have a similar understanding of the sport and how it works. This works very well as he understands the way we train and the concepts that we need to work on to be a stronger, faster skater.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics - VIC
An excellent part of the SAHOF Scholarship is the Mentoring Program and I am really enjoying communicating with my Mentor Susan O’Neil. It is great to have access to someone who has reached the pinnacle of their sport and understands the ups and downs of elite sport. Her advice so far has been really helpful and will be even more valuable as I prepare for future competitions. The Program has helped me to understand that I can learn from and be inspired by athletes and coaches from all sports. At the Awards night I met many legends of Australian sport but I will never forget the speech by our national sailing coach Victor Kovalenko and the discussions I was privileged to have with him later that night and again the following morning. The schedule for the rest of the year includes the National Championships in May which is also the selection trial for the Commonwealth Games team. Later in the year there will be selection trails for the World Championships team that will compete in China during the month of September.
2014 scholarship athletes
The How to drink properly campaign
Creatively, these themes intertwine with traditional alcohol education/moderation tactics and advice around: • How to break ‘drinking in sync’; • Being empowered so ‘say no’ when pressured to drink; and • Better understanding personal limits. Since the launch in late February 2014, the campaign has made a significant impact. In just over eight weeks, the campaign: • Exposed 90% of 18-24 year olds to the message; • Received over 55,000 Facebook shares; • Was viewed over 2.08 million times (videos); • Received $1.3 million in earned media; • Delivered 14.68% Facebook engagement (against Public Service Announcement average of 1.13%); and
Challenging the binge culture amongst young adults While moderate drinking behaviour is the norm for most Australians, binge drinking or drinking to excess remains problematic amongst young Australians. While not ubiquitous, rates of drinking at ‘risky’ levels amongst this age group have remained largely consistent since 2001. Despite a raft of past awareness campaigns demonstrating the physical and social consequences that binge drinking could have on individuals, families and communities, it appears that the message has had less cut-through for younger adults. In July 2013, DrinkWise Australia commenced a process of developing a social marketing campaign that would seek to play a role in shaping the culture of binge drinking amongst young Australians – to one that promoted both safer and healthier drinking behaviours. DrinkWise campaigns and initiatives have always been evidence-based, utilising a combination of behaviour change theory, primary and secondary research sources as well as tried-and-tested strategic creative
• Generated overall positive sentiment of 87%. approaches to understand target audience behaviour and to design salient, compelling and targeted health promotion messages. Throughout the development of the How to Drink Properly campaign, DrinkWise employed a rigorous and iterative research approach to ensure that the messages and the channels utilised to deliver the messages were meaningful and engaging for the 18 – 24 year old audience. The How to Drink Properly campaign was developed as the first stage of a long-term campaign focused on starting to shape attitudes held towards moderation. Of the four segments identified in the research, the campaign targets the ‘good timers’ and ‘shamefuls’ (who make up almost 60% of 18-24 year old drinkers).
Preliminary market research tracking results examining attitudinal and behavioural change are looking very favourable and will soon be reported upon. Although changing the culture of drinking amongst 18 – 24 year olds in Australia presents a long-term vision, DrinkWise is confident that the organisation’s latest campaign - How To Drink Properly - has effectively made the first step in positioning moderation as a desirable behaviour, via a tone and approach that has cut-through with this audience. See: www.Howtodrinkproperly.com John Scott DrinkWise, CEO
DrinkWise sought to speak to this audience on an adult-to-adult level, adopting their unique language and phrases, their aspirations and importantly the reality that they are going to drink. The campaign deals with several themes that resonate emotionally amongst the target audience including: • Reputation; • Group belonging and exclusion; and • Being in control.
the National Sports Museum
As our athletes prepare for the Commonwealth Games in July, the National Sports Museum brings together an exhibition which captures Australia’s most treasured medals –from the famous to the unnoticed – and explores why medals are the ultimate sporting prize. The latest exhibition to feature in the National Sports Museum’s ISS Exhibitions Gallery, Gold for Australia! Stories of our sporting medals features more than 500 sporting medals, including medals won by Shane Gould, Jacqueline Freney, Ricky Pointing, Nathan Buckley, Robert de Castella, Peter Norman, and Frank Beaurepaire and Lily Beaurepaire.
“Medals are cherished by their winners, whether an Olympic gold or a prize medal from childhood,” said National Sports Museum Curator, Helen Walpole. “As a nation, Australia shares in these gold-medal moments. We can see our flag raised over the medal dais in the presentation ceremony and hear our national anthem. “But sporting medals are presented for so many reasons, not just for victory. Medals represent participation, recognise honours such as ‘Best on Ground’ or ‘Most Valuable Player’, they’re awarded for service, created as special mementos for fans and are sold as souvenirs. Regardless of what they are awarded for, sporting medals are an important symbol of the way society recognises key achievements and moments in sport, said Walpole. “Although my medal moment was more than 40 years ago, it’s still fresh in my memory,” said Shane Gould, who is still the only woman ever to win five individual medals at a single Olympic games – including three gold all won in world record time, plus one silver and one bronze. “It’s wonderful to think that the moment was as special to the nation as it was to me, all those years ago. Seeing my medals among hundreds of other treasured items certainly evokes a strong sense of pride – it’s lovely to display them in Australia’s greatest showcase of sport,” said Gould.
The exhibition also features artwork, uniforms, footage and other paraphernalia that capture the ritual and spectacle around the medal ceremony, which can sometimes overshadow the medal itself. Just some of the objects featured are Sally Pearson’s London 2012 Olympic Games medal presentation uniform and Peter Norman’s silver medal from his medal ceremony at the Mexico 1968 Olympics where the other two athletes performed the Black Power salute.
Other museum highlights include a display to celebrate the influence the historic Henley-onYarra regatta has had on Melbourne, Beyond the boat race: the river carnival, and a new showcase in the Champions: Thoroughbred Racing Gallery, called A ticket in the sweep, which explores the origins of sweepstake betting. The National Sports Museum is located at Gate 3, at the MCG and is open daily from 10am (check www.nsm.org.au for details). Photo 1: The ‘Gold for Australia!’ exhibition on display at the NSM. Photo 2: SAHOF Member Shane Gould with NSM Staff members Helen & Jed. Photo 3: SAHOF Member Shane Gould with her gold medals.
news from the nsm
The Board, Members and Staff of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of our esteemed Members and Legends of Australian Sport who have passed away recently.
Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE Motor Racing 02.04.26 - 19.05.14 Inducted as part of the inaugural group into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and elevated to Legend of Australian Sport in 2003. The Brabham name is synonymous with Grand Prix motor racing and to this day, Sir Jack Brabham, the first driver in history to be knighted for his services to motor sport, remains one of racing’s most popular personalities. Brabham’s motorsport career started on Australian speedway dirt tracks in the late 1940s before he headed to the United Kingdom and joined the Cooper Racing Team, with which he won the 1959 and 1960 Formula One championships. The
Reg Gasnier AM Rugby League 12.05.39 - 11.05.14 Inducted as part of the inaugural group into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and elevated to Legend of Australian Sport in 1995. Gasnier had a distinguished career that started with St George in 1958 and ended despairingly in France in 1967; throughout all Gasnier was pure magic to watch. Described by many as the ultimate all-round rugby league player, possessing speed and a beautiful running style, good hands, a superb change of pace, great anticipation and movement along with being a sound defender, because of this he was dubbed ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’.
triple world champion was the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a car of his own construction, the BT19, which he drove to victory in 1966. In 126 Grand Prix starts from 1955 to 1970 Brabham had 14 wins (ten seconds, seven thirds), and 13 pole positions. He won both the Australian and New Zealand Grand Prix three times and was four-time winner of the European Formula Two championship. Along with his induction to The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and elevation to Legend of Australian Sport in 2004, Brabham was named Australian of the Year in 1966, was awarded the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1966, and was knighted for his services to motor sport in 1978. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990.
He retired having played 36 times for Australia, scored 26 tries and captained the side eight times. After his retirement in 1967 Gasnier became involved in the media side of rugby league, writing about and becoming involved in broadcasting the game, showing that not only did he play the game beautifully he also knew the detailed ins and outs of it. Along with his induction to The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and elevation to Legend of Australian sport in 1995, Gasnier was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1989 for his services to rugby league, and in 2002 he was officially inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame. Gasnier has been recognised as an ‘Immortal’ by the ARL and is truly a player who only comes along once in a lifetime.
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SAHOF vale Roy Higgins MBE Equestrian 05.06.38 - 11.03.14 Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987. Roy Higgins, or ‘The Professor’ as the racing world knew him, won major races in every Australian state. It was a rare achievement in a career that extended from 1953 as an apprentice in Deniliquin (New South Wales), until 1984. After establishing himself in regional racing circles, he made his way to Melbourne, where he was to become one of Victoria’s greatest ever jockeys. Higgins won a total of 11 Melbourne Jockeys’ Premierships (1965,1966, 1969-1973, 1975-1978) a record equal to the long-standing record of Bill Duncan.
Dave Power Athletics 04.07.28 – 01.02.14 Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999, Power was known on the International scene as one of the toughest competitors Australia has ever produced. His first international appearance was at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, where he ran seventh in the 10,000m in a time of 29:49.6.
At the 1960 Rome Olympics, three Soviet runners aimed to ensure a Soviet victory by adopting team tactics in the 10,000m. Power tried to pull away with three laps to go but couldn’t shake Bolotnikov (1st) and East German Grodotzki (2nd) eventually claiming the bronze. Power also competed in the 5000m, finishing fifth in 13:51.8. He didn’t compete in the marathon. At the 1962 Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the runners battled very hot conditions and Power took silver in both the marathon (2:22:15.4) and the six-mile (28:33.53) events. Between 1950/52 and 1963/64, Power won a total of 10 national championships in the 3-mile, 6-mile, and cross-country events but also competed with success in the marathon.
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Dunn’s remained as Chairman of National Selectors since first appointed in 1989 and played a major role in this program. As team manager / selector, he was one of the final decision makers on the day of competition to decide on team composition versus individual places.
Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2004, Jim Dunn was a large contributor to Australian Eventing and will be missed. As Chef d’ Equipe of the Australian Three Day Event Team, he showed initiative in the overall plan of team tactics in consultation with the national coach, Wayne Roycroft, and team veterinarian, Denis Goulding. Indisputably, these three men have been the backbone supporting the athletes (riders and horses) that have gone on to make Olympic history in winning three consecutive gold medals in the Equestrian Team Three Day Event (Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney 2000). Dunn was also Chef d’ Equipe at the 2004 Athens Olympics. sahof vale
Along with his induction to The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987, Higgins was awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1974 for his services to racing. Higgins retired from the riding in 1983 declaring his ambition as “to be a little fat man”. His last ride in a race was at Flemington in October 1983, after which he went on to take his place in media ranks. He was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2001.
His marathon efforts in the Commonwealth Games were outstanding. At the 1958 Cardiff British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the marathon runners had to battle both heat and heavy traffic and occasional misdirection by officials. As captain of the Australian athletics team, Power won gold in the marathon and six-mile events, and finished seventh in the three-mile event.
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Higgins rode over 2300 winners, including two Melbourne Cups, 1965 and 1967 both for trainer Bart Cummings. He was an exponent of perfect balance and consummate judgment, coupled with admirable finesse in planning race tactics that so often were deciding factors in his most memorable wins. He was the jockey for all courses with an incomparable record in Australia’s biggest races that stamped him as a worthy champion in any era.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s General Manager, Bob Lay, recalls good times with Dave Power in the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games and also sharing memories following the 1982 Perth Commonwealth Games.
Dunn had been a stalwart in the administration of equestrian sports over many years with a huge involvement in the National Events Committee and the South Australian Branch of Equestrian Australia. Dunn had more recently turned his talents to judging and was a qualified FEI International Judge for three-day events and show jumping. Along with his induction to The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2004, Dunn was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the development of equestrian sports in Australia and at Olympic level as a coach, manager, administrator and judge.
SNIPPETS Ric Charlesworth to retire SAHOF Member Ric Charlesworth AM, has announced he will step down as the coach of the Australian Men’s Hockey Team, the Kookaburras, after the Commonwealth Games later this year. We congratulate him on a fantastic sporting career and wish him all the best for the next phase of his life.
Liz Ellis named ambassador for 2015 Netball World Cup Congratulations to Liz Ellis OAM who has been named as an ambassador for the Netball World Cup which will be held in Sydney in August 2015.
Betty Cuthbert Park in Halls Head Congratulations to Australia’s golden girl of athletics, Betty Cuthbert AM MBE, who was honoured with a park bearing her name in Halls Head in February.
Susie O’Neill – Chef de Mission for the Youth Olympic Games All the best to Susie O’Neill OAM and the Australian Youth Olympic Games Team, for the Nanjing Games later in the year.
David Boon appointed Director of Cricket Tasmania Congratulations to David Boon MBE who has joined fellow SAHOF Member, Mark Taylor AO on the Board of Cricket Tasmania.
Members Honoured by their sport: Congratulations to the following SAHOF Members who have recently been honoured by their sport: • Lou Richards OBE – Awarded the AFL Commission’s inaugural John Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award. • Gary Honey – Inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame. • Adam Gilchrist AM – Inducted into the International Cricket Council. • Bob Simpson AO MBE – Inducted into the International Cricket Council. • Belinda Clark AM – Inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
Mal Meninga immortalised in bronze Queensland rugby league great, Mal Meninga AM, has unveiled his bronze statue at Suncorp Stadium. He joins fellow SAHOF Members Wally Lewis AM and Arthur Beetson OAM.
• Todd Woodbridge OAM and Mark Woodford OAM – Awarded the International Tennis Federation’s Philippe Chatrier Award.
Trevor Hendy marries Jo Macdermid Congratulations to Trevor Hendy AM who married long-time partner Jo Macdermid at an intimate beach ceremony on Queensland’s Gold Coast, in January. Australia Day Honours for Chairman of Selectors Congratulations to SAHOF Member, Director and Chairman of our Selection Committee, Robert de Castella AO MBE, who was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day honours list.
Patron in Chief The Hon. Tony Abbott MP
Co-Patrons The Hon. Robert (Bob) Hawke AC The Hon. John Howard OM AC SSI
SAHOF Board Chairman John Bertrand AM
Diary Dates Scholarship Application Closing Date
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame AGM
The “30th Annual Induction & Awards Dinner”
5pm, Friday 18 July, 2014
Thursday 9 October, 2014
Thursday 9 October, 2014
Member Milestone Birthdays
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SAHOF wishes the following Members having a milestone birthday in 2014 a very happy and memorable birthday year!
Geoffrey Henke AO
Layne Beachley Robert de Castella AO MBE Graham Fredericks
Simon Hollingsworth The Hon. Rod Kemp Michael McKay OAM Kieren Perkins OAM Elizabeth Proust AO James Tomkins OAM Vicki Wilson OAM
Harry Gallagher AM
80 Allen Aylett OBE David Forbes Marlene Mathews AO Ken Rosewall AM MBE Don Talbot AO OBE
Ambassador Graeme Willersdorf
70 Ron Coote AM Midget Farrelly Ron Finneran OAM Ilsa Konrads John Lewis OAM Robert Windle
Michael McKay OAM Jacqueline Pereira OAM Matthew Ryan OAM Mark Taylor AO Stuart Tinney OAM Kathy Watt OAM Greg Welch
Wayne Bartholomew AM Brad Cooper Karen Moras-Stephenson
Alisa Camplin OAM Hayley Lewis OAM Wendy Schaeffer OAM Zali Steggall OAM
Andrew Cooper OAM Ian Healy
General Manager Robert Lay
Advisory Board Sir Rod Eddington AO Don Argus AC John Eales AM
David Mortimer AO
Selection Committee Chairman Robert de Castella AO MBE John Bertrand AM
Raelene Boyle AM MBE Alan Davidson AM MBE Harry Gordon CMG AM Roy Masters Bruce McAvaney OAM
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Michael McKay OAM Louise Sauvage OAM Alan Whelpton AO
Scholarship Committee Sue Stanley
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