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 (CEO, AFL NSW/ ACT)
- Sam Chadwick (State Manager, AFL NSW/ ACT)
- Ian Granland (President, NSW Australian Football History Society and former Black Diamond AFL Board member)
- Rodney Gillet (Former President AFL NSW and board member of NSW Australian Football History Society)
- Christine Burrows (Head Umpires Coach – AFL Hunter Central Coast, Umpire representative and Northern New South Wales representative)
- Yvette Andrews (established Sydney Women’s AFL, Inner West Magpies Vice President and Sydney representative)
- Greg Verdon (Former chairman of the Murrumbidgee Valley Australia Football Association, former Chairman of the Southern Regional AFL Board, former President of Farrer FL and Southern New South Wales representative)