Recognising Tasmania’s sporting icons

Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and Recreation

Nominations for the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame open from 1 July – 13 August 2021.

Tasmania is an island that punches above its weight on the sporting stage and features a long list of sportspeople who have reached the highest levels of Australian and world sport.

Induction into the Hall of Fame honours outstanding Tasmanian sportspeople who have represented their state and country with distinction and ensures their achievements are given the long-term recognition they truly deserve.

To be considered, a person must:

* Have achieved outstanding performance in sporting competition while either identifying themselves as Tasmanian or acknowledging Tasmania as their home;

* Have participated in open competition at the highest level of their sport;

* Be retired from that level of competition for a minimum period of four years; and

* Have exhibited a standard of behaviour that is fair, ethical and above reproach in relation to the rules and regulations of their sport and the community’s expectations.

I encourage Tasmanians to submit nominations of exceptional sportspeople who they believe are worthy of recognition in the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.

The current 135 recipients include Olympic medal winners, world champions, and champions across a wide range of sporting codes and disciplines who have achieved extraordinary performance in their sport.

Nominations can be made online via email or on the Department of Communities Tasmania website, or can be submitted via www.communities.tas.gov.au

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