New Sports Hall of Fame scores love all from local tennis legend

The City of Cockburn's original Sports Hall of Fame has been updated with 19 shiny new plaques.

It was first established in 2004 at the City's Spearwood administration building, and after the announcement of two new inductees in 2017 - Matt Battista (Motocross) and Gordon Lee (Table Tennis) - a new Hall of Fame was launched at Cockburn ARC last September.

This week, the update to the original Hall of Fame was completed with the seal of approval of one of the 11 inaugural inductees from 2004, local Wimbledon tennis legend Christine Dorey.

Christine played at Wimbledon five times and qualified three times. In 1977 she reached the Quarter finals in the French and US Open Ladies doubles. In 1978 she was a semi- finalist in the Australian Open (Ladies Singles), becoming the first Australian woman to qualify in a grand slam event and reach the semi-finals.

She was a WA junior representative from 1966 to 1969, and a senior representative between 1979 and 1982. She was ranked the number one ladies player in Western Australia in 1970 and 1972 and between 1979 and 1981.

The final phase of updating the City's Sports Hall of Fame will be the installation of an interactive display at Cockburn ARC.

This display will enable interested people to find out more about the City's elite athletes and their career achievements.

The next call for nominations will occur in 2020.
2017 inductees:
Matt Battista – Motocross
Gordon Lee – Table Tennis
2012 inductees:
Lara Carroll – Swimming
Kimberly Lewis – Darts
Ken Norris OAM – Cycling
Tom Grljusich – Australian Rules Football
Smiljana Jakovich – Lawn Bowls
George Grljusich – Sports Media
2004 inductees:
Steve Srhoy – Lawn Bowls
Kevin Allen – Sailing
Frances Maunton (nee Reid) – Lacrosse
Peter Sumich – Australian Rules Football
John Edward Denic – Lacrosse
Val Norris (nee Buffham) – Gymnastics
Glen Jakovich – Australian Rules Football
Christine Dorey - Tennis
Alan Beale – Soccer
Robert Golding – Hockey
Graeme Benthien – Cycling


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