We are pleased to officially announce the five new inductees to the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame. The newest members will be celebrated and welcomed into the Hall of Fame at a luncheon in the city on Thursday 6th July. Our new inductees will join the current 27 illustrious members.
Congratulations and welcome to:
Rob Heming (BSc Optometry) - Rugby Union. Played 21 tests for Australia between 1961 and 1967. Inducted into Wallaby Hall of Fame, 2021. Selected at number 23 greatest Wallabies of all-time partnering John Eales in the second row.
Dr Jennifer Saunders (BSc Medicine) - for services to Sports Medicine, including the posts of Medical Officer for the Australian Olympic Team, Barcelona 1992 and Athens 2004; Medical Officer for Australian Teams in Athletics, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Swimming and Volleyball. Awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.
Dr. Phil Cheetham (BSc Electrical Engineering) – Gymnastics and Sports Administration. 1976 Montreal Olympics.1980 Moscow Olympics – selected for Australian team but did not attend due to the boycott. Three-time Australian Gymnastics Champion. US Olympics and Paralympics Committee 2010 – present. Senior Sport Technologist for the United States Olympic Committee 2010 to 2018.
Victoria Roberts (BA History, International Relations, Politics) – Rowing. Two Rowing World Championship Gold Medals (and one silver, one bronze); Three Rowing World Cup Gold Medals (and two silvers, three bronze).
Chris Allum (M.Ed Gifted & Talented) – Surf Life Saving. Awarded OAM for service to life saving in 2018. Won 22 medals (5 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze) at World Life Saving Championships. World Surf Race Champion 2008. World Games Surf Race Champion 2009.
Special guest speaker Moya Dodd AO will be joining us on the day. Moya Dodd AO, a renowned figure in sports administration, UNSW alumni, and a former vice-captain of Australia's women's football team, was recently appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). This prestigious recognition was bestowed upon her in the recent King's Birthday Honours for her distinguished service to football as a player and administrator, a trailblazing role model for women, and her contributions to the field of law. Dodd's also made history by becoming one of the first women to join FIFA's governing body, challenging the male-dominated landscape of international football. With a decade-long tenure on the board of Football Federation Australia, she played a pivotal role in securing the successful bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Dodd's influence goes far beyond sports; she has been recognized as the most influential woman in Australia and ranked seventh among the most powerful women in international sport (outside the US) by Forbes magazine.
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