Athletes Inducted Into NSW Hall Of Champions

24 Aug 2015

Athletes Inducted Into NSW Hall Of Champions

Five of the nation’s most outstanding athletes have been inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions, joining 346 other sporting legends have been similarly recognised.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the induction into the Hall of Champions is a prestigious honour.

“This recognition highlights the contribution an athlete has made to their chosen sport and the dedication they have shown in rising to the pinnacle of their sporting profession,” Mr Ayres said.

“Each of this year’s inductees has set a benchmark for success within their chosen sport, and today’s ceremony is welcome recognition of the hard work and sacrifices they have made to achieve their dreams.”

The inductees to the Hall of Champions for 2015 are: 
  • William Keith Barnes AM – NRL
  • Fiona Crawford (Hayes) – Softball
  • Stephen Wooldridge OAM – Cycling
  • Selina Gilsenan – Netball
  • Annie La Fleur – Basketball
Cricketer and member of the Hall of Champions Arthur Morris MBE has also been inducted to the prestigious Hall of Legends, joining other sporting greats such as Ken Rosewall, Louise Sauvage and John Raper.

Arthur, who was born in Bondi and a member of Don Bradman’s 1948 Invincibles squad, sadly passed away on Saturday aged 93. He was Australia’s oldest living cricketer.

The honourees are selected from an exhaustive selection process which seeks to identify those sports men and women who stand above their peers, exemplifying the finest qualities of athletic prowess, competitiveness and sportsmanship.

The NSW Hall of Champions was established in 1979 and dates back to 1876. It is open seven days a week at Sydney Olympic Park and features exhibits showcasing the museum's significant collection of memorabilia, bringing the State’s rich sporting heritage to life.

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