New South Wales Hall of Fame announced
AFL NSW/ACT have today announced that the first ever New South Wales Australian Football Hall of Fame night will take place in 2020.
To celebrate 140 years of Australian Football being played in the state, 140 people will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as it gets launched next year.
After yesterday’s announcement of New South Wales’ Greatest Team of All Time at the Carbine Club in Sydney, AFL NSW/ACT is proud to continue promoting the rich heritage of Australian Football in region through the NSW Australian Football Hall of Fame.
The AFL’s purpose is to ‘progress the game, so everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities,’ and creating this first Hall of Fame opportunity will aim to celebrate the large contribution of players from New South Wales to the game of Australian Football.
The selection committee has been formed to ensure that the whole spectrum of Australian Football is represented from across the state of New South Wales.
- Sam Graham (Chair – AFL NSW/ ACT CEO)
- Ian Granland (Historian and Regional Representative – NSW Australian Football History Society President, former Black Diamond AFL Board member, former AFL NSW/ACT CEO)
- Dr Rodney Gillet (Regional Representative – former NSW AFL President & Commissioner, former Country AFL President, former Convenor of Northern NSW, NSW Australian Football History Society)
- Christine Burrows (Regional Representative – AFL Hunter Central Coast Head Umpires Coach, former BDAFL Head Coach, former Development Coach Sydney AFL, Established Western Sydney Umpire Training Base, Accredited High Performance Umpire Coach)
- Greg Verdon (Regional Representative – former Murrumbidgee Valley Australia Football Association Chair, former Southern Regional AFL Board Chair, former Farrer FL President)
- Yvette Andrews (Inner West Magpies Vice President, Founding member of the Sydney Women’s AFL, former National Women’s AFL Advisory Committee, former GWS Women’s Advisory Committee, 5 x NSW Representative, Premiership Winning Player and Coach)
- Sam Chadwick (AFL NSW/ ACT State Manager Football, Policy & Major Projects)