Sporting Hall of Fame

The Sporting Hall of Fame houses iconic objects from Australian Sporting History, including uniforms and equipment used by the Wagga's leading athletes including Michael Slater, Steve Mortimer, Sally Shipard and Paul Kelly.

The Sporting Hall of Fame is on permanent display at the Museum of the Riverina's Botanic Gardens site.

Nominations for the 2017 Sporting Hall of Fame are now open!

­­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 recognised 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 former Matildas team member Sally Shipard, 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.”

Nominations close 5pm Monday 11 December 2017.

Nomination Form 2017

Selection Criteria


In 1993 the Wagga Wagga City Council established a Sporting Hall of Fame to recognise the outstanding achievement of Wagga Wagga athletes who have reached the highest level of their chosen sport. The development guidelines and the nominations have been overseen by Council, Wagga Wagga Sports and Recreation Facilities Council, and representatives from New South Wales Department of Sport and Recreation.

The valuable contribution the nominee has made to both his or her chosen sport, and to the City of Wagga Wagga, is recognised by acceptance into the Sporting Hall of Fame.

Wagga Wagga is proud of its first-class sporting and recreational facilities. These, coupled with a very high level of community support in running the numerous sports bodies in the City, provide an excellent base for sports people to establish their careers in their chosen sport.

As you browse through the site, you will see why Wagga Wagga is known as the "City of Good Sports".