Sporting Walk of Fame

Sporting Walk of Fame

Overview

The Sporting Walk of Fame formally recognises and honours people who have a strong connection to the Town of Victoria Park that have achieved sporting success at an elite level or made significant contributions to the elite sporting arena.

This includes all people who have impacted positively in the realm of elite sport and were, for example, an individual athlete, team player, administrator, official, coach or umpire.

Inductees are selected by a judging panel involving councillors from the Town of Victoria Park, members of the general public and staff. The judging panel is selected by the Town of Victoria Park Healthy Life Working Group which is a group of elected members and community members committed to increasing and improving opportunities for physical activity in the Town.

Inductions for the Sporting Walk of Fame began in 2008, and occurred every two years. Stars for each inductee are featured at the entrance to the Aqualife Centre on Somerset Street and include the inductees’ name and sport.

The 2014 Sporting Walk of Fame induction marked the unveiling of the Sporting Walk of Fame public artwork entrance way. This artwork replaces the bronze plaques which previously lined the garden bed at Aqualife.

2014 Inductees

Wendy Arancini

For her services to water polo

Barbara Chapman

For her services to water skiing

Bridgette Gusterson

For her services to water polo

Rene Hardenbol

For his services to swimming

Mandy Maywood

For her services to swimming

2012 Inductees

Robert (Bob) Govan

For his services to swimming.

Jack O’Dea

For his services to football.

Trevor Williams

For his services to volleyball.

Graeme Wishart

For his services to lawn bowls.

Sydney Corser

For his services to yachting.

Dennis Lillee

For his services to cricket.

 

2010 Inductees

Jennifer Reilly

For her services to swimming

Stanley Hammond (posthumous inductee)

For his services to water polo.

Greg Corbitt

For his services to hockey.

Robert (Bob) Meloncelli  (posthumous inductee)

For his services to baseball.

Sandra Morris

For his services to water polo.

 

2008 Inductees

Tom Brazier

For his services to swimming

Jill McIntosh

For her services to swimming

Dean Evans

For his services to hockey

Tamara Bruce

For her services to swimming

Gavin Davidson

For his services to yachting

Roger Bruce

For his services to swimming

Jim Langford

For his services to athletics

Noel Robins (posthumous inductee)

For his services to yachting.

Danielle Woodhouse

For her services to water polo.