Sporting Hall of Fame

Family browsing through the Wagga Wagga Sporting Hall of Fame on display at the Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site

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

Items from Sporting Hall of Fame inductees are on permanent display at the Museum of the Riverina's Botanic Gardens site. You can read about each of the inductees and their sporting endeavours below.

History

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.

In 1993, 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.

As you browse through the inductees below, you'll see exactly why Wagga Wagga is known as the "City of Good Sports".


Inductees

Phillip Bain Philip Bain Roger Baker Brooke Baverstock nee Frauenfelder Brooke Baverstock (nee Frauenfelder) Melanie Bradley Melanie Bradley Thomas Bragg Thomas Bragg Arthur ‘Scobie’ Breasley Scobie Breasley Greg Brentnall Greg Brentnall Cameron Brown Cameron Brown Rod Byrne Rod Byrne Wayne Carey Wayne Carey Simon Carruthers Simon Carruthers Megan Carter Megan Carter Lachlan Chisholm Megan Chisholm Megan Chisholm (nee Taylor) Josh Collingwood Josh Collingwood Adam Commens Adam Commens Kevin Condron Kevin Condron Ken Cooke Ken Cooke Graham Crowe Graham Crowe Terry Daniher Terry Daniher Tom Dawson Tom Dawson Tim Doyle Tim Doyle Cheryl Drummond Cheryl Drummond Patrick Dwyer Patrick Dwyer Peter Eisenhauer Peter Eisenhauer Steve Elkington Steve Elkington Beresford Ellwood Beresford Ellwood Andrew Finch Andrew Finch Anthony Fletcher Anthony Fletcher Brenda Foster Brenda Foster (nee Catton) Amanda Gooden Amanda Gooden (nee Wheeler) Andrea Haberl Andrea Haberl (nee Campbell) Wayne Hadkins Wayne Hadkins Quentin Hann Quinten Hann Greg Hawick Kate Henderson Kate Henderson Nic Henderson Nic Henderson Morris Hetherington Morris Hetherington Kim Horne Kim Horne (nee Robinson) Robert Houseden Robert Housden Alisha House Alyisha House Greg Hubbard Greg Hubbard Ashley Humbert Ashley Humbert Diane Jenkyn Diane Jenkyn Allison Jones Allison Jones Brad Kahlefeldt Brad Kahlefeldt Paul Kelly Paul Kelly Geoff Kingston Geoff Kingston John Langford John Langford Geoff Lawson Geoff Lawson James Lenehan James Lenehan Anna Longmore and Matthew Rooke Anna Longmore and Matthew Rooke Georgine Macken Georgina Macken Steve Martin Steve Martin Terry McDonald Terry McDonald Joyce McKee Joyce McKee Bruce McKinnon Bruce McKinnon Peter McLay Peter McLay Graeme McLennan Graeme McLennan Terry McMahon Terry McMahon Ken McMullen Ken McMullen Warren Miller Warren Miller Richard Moffat Richard Moffat Bill Mohr Wilbur (Bill) Mohr Cameron Mooney Cameron Mooney Chris Mortimer Chris Mortimer Steve Mortimer Steve Mortimer Jacqueline Murphy Jacqueline Murphy Bernard Nix Bernard Nix Barry O'Hagan Barry O'Hagan Andrew O'Neill Andrew O'Neill Holly Parker Holly Parker Ann Paul Ann Paul Gerald Pieper Gerald Pieper Stephen Pike Stephen Pike Robyn Puckett Robyn Puckett (nee Bennett) Lloyd Richards Lloyd Richards Norma Richardson Norma Richardson Bill Robertson Bill Robertson Bob Robertson Bob Robertson Tony Roche Tony Roche Raleigh Tennant Raleigh Rogers (nee Tennant) Barney Rooke Barney Rooke Anna Longmore and Matthew Rooke Matthew Rooke and Anna Longmore Maree Schuster Maree Schuster (nee Rooke) Nola Scott Nola Scott Sally Shipard Michael Slater Michael Slater Rex Daniel Smith Rex Daniel Smith Peter Sterling Peter Sterling Michael Stormonth Michael Stormonth Arthur Summons Arthur Summons Bob Sunderland Bob Sunderland Ben Sutherland Ben Sutherland Col Taylor Col Taylor Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Gilbert Thomas Gilbert 'Tig' Thomas Arthur Tonkin Arthur Tonkin Bruce Tutty Bruce Tutty Eric Weissel Eric Weissel Melanie Twitt Melanie Wells (nee Twitt) Garry Williams Garry Williams Gregory Williams Gregory Williams Jason Carl Young Jason Carl Young