Cockburn Sporting Hall of Fame open for Nominations


 Nominations for the City of Cockburn’s prestigious Sports Hall of Fame officially opened on Monday, 22 June 2020.

The City’s Hall of Fame celebrates Cockburn’s storied local athletes, past and present, along with the junior clubs that helped to develop their talents. Nineteen athletes have been inducted so far, ranging from AFL legends, Glen Jakovic and Peter Sumich, to champion lawn bowlers, Smiljana Jakovich and Steve Srhoy.

Notably, this year’s nominations mark the first time that junior athletes are eligible for selection. This will allow much younger athletes to be recognised in the Hall of Fame if they have competed in the open age category of an elite competition.

Athletes may nominate themselves, or another person can nominate on their behalf. 

To be eligible an athlete must:

  • have been a long-term resident of the City of Cockburn 

  • have demonstrated a consistent high standard of elite level sports performance at national or international level

  • have been a participant in sport or involved in sports administration at an elite national or international competition 

  • have competed in the open age category of their chosen sport 

  • have been selected to represent their chosen sport by a National or International Sporting body

Nominees can be deceased or living.

The Hall features at two locations in the City. The original is located at the City's administration building, with plaques honouring the inductees lining the beams of the walkway leading to the Council Chambers. In 2017 a second location was chosen inside the Cockburn ARC, adding to the celebration of our local athletes within a world class sporting facility.

To nominate an athlete please visit the Hall of Fame webpage.

Nominations will close at 4pm, Friday 7 August 2020.

For more information on the Sports Hall of Fame please contact our Recreation Services Team: [email protected] or 9411 3444.

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