Griffith announces Sporting Hall of Fame

Water polo star Ash Southern completed her degree at Griffith while representing her country on the biggest sporting stage.
Water polo star Ash Southern completed her degree at Griffith while representing her country on the biggest sporting stage.

Boasting alumni of more than 55 Olympians, 10 Paralympians and 60 Commonwealth Games athletes, Griffith is on the podium as a leading sport-affiliated university and will acknowledge its proud history with a newly-launched Sporting Hall of Fame.

An initiative of Griffith Sports College, the Hall of Fame (HOF) will showcase the University’s mission to help elite athletes achieve their goals on and off the field, as well as recognising contributions made by those in sport including administration, research and volunteerism.

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Duncan Free OAM

Director of Griffith Sports College, Duncan Free OAM said the HOF will honour and recognise students and staff who have achieved success and personal accomplishment in their chosen sport.

“We are incredibly proud of all our alumni, current students and staff members whether they are making representative teams, breaking world records or winning premierships for the Lions, Broncos or Reds to name but a few,” Free said.

“We’ve built a solid worldwide reputation for supporting elite athletes on their journey, both as student and athletes, through what can sometimes be a long journey juggling study and on-field performance.”

The criteria, induction process and governance of the Griffith Sporting Hall of Fame will be administered by a Steering Committee chaired by a Senior Leader of Griffith and include a mix of internal and external sporting people and expertise as well as athletes with a disability.

Nominations for the inaugural intake of inductees are open to the public from 16 October and close 6 November and to be nominated, the sportsperson must be a Griffith graduate and be recognised as a superior athlete at the highest level of their sport or have made an exceptional contribution over an extended period of time to their sport at the very high level.

The two categories of Athlete and General inductee include staff and students in all areas of sport including athletic performance, coaches, referees, volunteers, academic/research achievements and more.

Learn more about Griffith’s current and former sporting alumni online.