The time is upon us for the public and our members to send in their nominations for the 2018 South Australian Sports Hall of Fame.
This is an incredibly prestigious honour for individuals and teams, only bestowed upon our greatest SA champions. It’s absolutely the highlight of the Advertiser Channel 7 and Sport SA Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Friday 16th November at Adelaide Oval.
The committee will be selecting up to a further six inductees into the SASHOF in 2018, with the opportunity of elevating current inductees to Legend status. Chairing the committee is David Prince along with other members Bruce McAvaney, Wes Battams, Peter Dawe, Jenny Williams, Sandy Pisani and Pat Mickan. We will meet throughout the year to discuss previous nominations that may require further nomination and review the current nominations that have been directed to Sport SA for 2018.
To read the selection criteria, nominate and Athlete/Coach, Team or General Member click here https://www.sportsa.org.au/index.php/sport-awards/nominations
For the current list of our South Australian Hall of famers click here: https://www.sportsa.org.au/index.php/sport-awards/hall-of-fame-and-legends
This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is intended to cover all sports in South Australia. It is being driven by Sport SA on behalf of the Aboriginal Community following an approach by the State Commissioner of Aboriginal Engagement, the State Government through the Office for Recreation and Sport and Sport SA members.
The intent of this RAP is to ensure all sporting bodies embrace Reconciliation and introduce initiatives in their various codes that bring increased health, fitness and wellbeing opportunities for Aboriginal people.
The Sport SA RAP is “a-whole-of-sport” RAP because it sits over a number of different sporting codes as members and it is not intended to replace or supersede any RAP that an existing sporting code may already have (e.g. Netball SA). Rather it is designed to complement / value-add to that RAP and possibly provide guidance in terms of any gaps that may exist (e.g. policy gaps and special measures etc.)
The Board of Sport SA has now endorsed ‘in principle’ the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan September, 2018 – September, 2020 as an important strategy for sport in the future. The Board is now seeking comment from its members, stakeholders and the wider community on the Action Plan. Your input into this stage of the process is required as your feedback will be collated by the RAP Working Group and Reconcilation Australia and then fully endorsed by The Sport SA Board
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan September, 2018 – September, 2020 can be accessed
Sport SA South Australian Sport Awards nominations have been launched
Nominations are open to nominate that special person within your sporting organisation. The South Australian Sports Award gala dinner is one of the biggest highlights on the SA sporting calendar.
Hosted by Channel 7, The Advertiser and Sport SA we celebrate the year that was in South Australian sport across a multitude of award categories which include The South Australian Sports Star of the year Award, Coach of the Year, Event of the Year and Official of the Year to name but a few.
The night also culminates with the induction of our newest South Australian Hall of Fame recipients.
This is an incredible opportunity to reward and recognise that special person within your sporting organization, so click on the appropriate link (below) for your nominee and get nominating!
Applications close on September 4 so make sure you send in your nominations early and be sure to address all the criteria within the document.
No late entries will be accepted.
One nomination from each organisation per category
*School Sports Award (Primary and Secondary)
Awarded to a Primary and Secondary School student aimed at recognising and rewarding outstanding sporting achievements of young people within our community.
Sponsored by: The Messenger Community News and the Department for Education and Child Development.
Please visit the SSSSA website for the nomination form and further details.
All winners are announced at the South Australian Sport Awards at Adelaide Oval, all finalists are invited to attend at no cost.
2020 South Australian Masters Games Expressions of Interest
Council and Regions are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to host the 2020 South Australian Masters Games.
The South Australian Masters Games is an integral part of sport and the rights are owned by Sport SA. We have a commitment to assisting our members to provide sport at all levels including Masters.
The benefits of the South Australian Masters Games to your Region include:
- Enhancing the health and wellbeing of the community
- Profiling of the Region and community
- Economic benefit of the visitors to the Region
- Opportunities to bring the sporting organisations together and work with each other to deliver quality sport
- Growth of the volunteer base as the community works together to deliver the event and all related activities.
- Engagement of the local business community with sport
- Opportunity to bring the “previous champions” and participants back to sport in their old or a new activity as they re-generate their interest
- Improvement of the sustainability of sport with a financial benefit through increasing membership of the clubs with the “Masters grade” and the event revenue.
- Council partnerships and relationships are strengthened as the Masters Games is delivered with and for the community.
The bidding document incorporating the expression of interest for the 2020 South Australian Masters Games is in the link below and I encourage you to consider if your Region would be interested in conducting the event. We have enjoyed many successful Masters Games across South Australia and there is no doubt that the regional communities have embraced the Games for their locals and the many passionate Master’s athletes who travel far and wide for their sporting events.
We look forward to your interest and submission to host the 2020 South Australian Masters Games.
To download the expression of interest form click Here