Sports Hall of Fame

The Tatura Guardian - - People -

Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity of es­tab­lish­ing a Sports Hall of Fame Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee at its or­di­nary coun­cil meet­ing last Tues­day.

The con­cept of a Sports Hall of Fame could pre­serve, celebrate and show­case history and her­itage of sports ex­cel­lence and achieve­ment of Greater Shep­par­ton res­i­dents.

The Shep­par­ton News has ex­pressed keen in­ter­est to part­ner with Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil on this ini­tia­tive, and Don Kil­gour (a for­mer Aus­tralian politi­cian, Na­tional mem­ber for Shep­par­ton in the Vic­to­rian Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly from 1991 to 2002) also brought the idea be­fore the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and coun­cil of­fi­cers.

A Sports Hall of Fame could serve as a per­ma­nent trib­ute to sport­ing lead­ers in recog­ni­tion of not only their sport­ing ex­cel­lence but also their ser­vice to the sport.

By cel­e­brat­ing these achieve­ments and par­tic­u­larly high­light­ing the cul­tural and so­cial di­ver­sity in in­ductees, par­tic­i­pa­tion in sports and sport­ing clubs will be en­cour­aged.

The con­cept of a Greater Shep­par­ton Sports Hall of Fame is strongly aligned to the Coun­cil Plan 2013-17 Strate­gic Goal 3 Eco­nomic Pros­per­ity — ‘‘Make Greater Shep­par­ton the re­gional sport­ing cap­i­tal of Vic­to­ria and a lead­ing sport­ing des­ti­na­tion’’.

A Sports Hall of Fame could show­case the sport­ing suc­cesses that have come from Greater Shep­par­ton and pro­vide a re­source to clubs who are look­ing to demon­strate their suc­cesses.

It was noted at the meet­ing how­ever that the con­cept needed to be fur­ther de­vel­oped through the es­tab­lish­ment of an ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee that can pro­vide fu­ture ad­vice to coun­cil on how this pro­ject can be scoped and achieved in the fu­ture.

It was rec­om­mended that coun­cil es­tab­lish a Sports Hall of Fame Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee to fur­ther in­ves­ti­gate the con­cept, and ap­point Cr Kevin Ryan and Cr Dinny Adem to the Sports Hall of Fame Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, which was car­ried unan­i­mously.

Cr Ryan said on Wed­nes­day he was en­thu­si­as­tic about the pro­posal.

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