Sporting Hall of Fame
Please note: This exhibition is usually on display at our Botanic Gardens site. The site will be closed from 29 January 2019 for our museum upgrade.
Our Historic Council Chambers site will remain open with Wazza: A Local Legend and STEAM the Museum currently on exhibition. You might also be interested in Container — The box that changed the world, a free, outdoor exhibition on display from Wednesday 6 February.
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.
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".