Sport Australia Hall of Fame

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Sport Australia Hall of Fame

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame will come to life on prime time free-to-air television for the very first time.

The 2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame program will air nationally on 7mate at 7.00pm (local time in each state) on Friday, December 4, 2020. The program will also be live on 7Plus (7 app) or via 7plus.com.au at the same time.

There is no greater roll call of Australian sport stars than The Sport Australia Hall of Fame … from Bradman to Barassi and Fraser to Freeman. Although we can’t celebrate in person, the Seven Network will assemble true Australian sporting greatness.

It will be a night when the Nation will have unprecedented access to hear from and celebrate the very best Australian sport has to offer; a night when our heroes will share some of their untold stories.

Produced by JAM TV Australia and staged within an innovative and virtual television context, this will look, feel and sound different to any other sports presentation currently on television. It will be a production where ceremony meets documentary, and live interviews meet the best highlight reel Australian sport has delivered in the past 12 months.

This production is not just about presenting nine awards. Rather, it will take viewers inside the biggest moments of the inductees’ careers…and tell the stories behind the stories we know and love. There will be seven new Members inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Each is an iconic name in Australian sport and deserving of this recognition.

The Don Award will be presented to the most outstanding Australian sports person (or team) who has most inspired the nation in the last 12 months. Past winners include Ash Barty, Jeff Horn and Michelle Payne.

One current Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member will be elevated to Legend status for their unique contribution to Australian sport. They will be the 42nd Legend of Australian Sport who will join the likes of our inaugural female inductee Dawn Fraser AC MBE, “Madam Butterfly” Susie O’Neill AM the late cricket great Richie Benaud OBE.

This is the night where everyone usually remarks “this should be on TV” and now it is.

It will be inspiring. It will be innovative. It will be intrinsically Australian.