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Hockey Australia Awards and Hall of Fame


Life Membership

Criteria for Life Membership:

  • Outstanding and sustained service to hockey in Australia at national and/or international level.
  • Conspicuous achievement in significant areas of endeavour, which enhanced hockey at the national and/or international level.

Nominations:

  • Nominations for Life Membership from State and Territories must be sent to Hockey Australia.

  • The nomination window will open at the Hockey Australia Council meeting in November each year and close the following February.

  • Nominations are usually selected at the March/April Hockey Australia Awards Committee Meeting.
  • Member Associations can make nominations to Hockey Australia for both of these Awards. These are then forwarded to the Awards Committee for consideration.
  • Recommendations go to the Hockey Australia Board Meeting in April.
  • A nominee for HA Life Membership must be approved by the HA Awards Committee and submitted to the HA Board before being presented at the HA AGM for approval.

  • Approved nominees will be presented to the Hockey Australia Council at the Annual General Meeting in May for ratification.
  • Nomination forms should be submitted to Lisette Giles via the Member Association in which the nominee resides.
  • Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically. Please download the form to do so and click on Submit Form at the end.

Life Membership Nomination Form

View Hockey Australia Life Members


Award of Merit

Criteria for Award of Merit:

  • Dedicated and sustained commitment to the development of hockey in Australia.
  • Devoted and successful service to hockey and the promotion of the core values that underpin our sport.

Nominations:

  • Nominations for Award of Merit from State and Territories must be sent to Hockey Australia.

  • The nomination window will open at the Hockey Australia Council meeting each November and close the following February.

  • Nominations are usually selected at the March/April Hockey Australia Awards Committee Meeting.
  • Member Associations can make nominations to Hockey Australia for both of these Awards. They are then forwarded to the Hockey Australia Awards Committee for consideration.
  • Recommendations go to the Hockey Australia Board Meeting usually in April.
  • A nominee for the HA Award of Merit must be approved by the HA Awards Committee and submitted to the HA Board before being presented to the HA AGM for approval.

  • Approved nominees will be presented to the Hockey Australia Council at the Annual General Meeting in May for ratification.
  • Nomination forms should be submitted to Lisette Giles via the Member Association in which the nominee resides.
  • Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically. Please download the form to do so and click on Submit Form at the end.

Award of Merit Nomination Form

View Hockey Australia Award of Merit Recipients


Award of Distinction

View Hockey Australia Award of Distinction Recipients


Hall of Fame

In 2008, Hockey Australia launched its Hall of Fame with 22 inaugural inductees, recognising those athletes and coaches who have achieved excellence on the international playing field and, by their achievements, significantly enhanced the image of the sport.

Criteria for the Hall of Fame:

  • Nominations for Hall of Fame from State and Territories must be sent to Hockey Australia.

  • Hall of Fame inductees are recognised for their outstanding achievement in International hockey.

  • Players must be accepted as a product of the Australian hockey system or have established their reputations while a resident in Australia.
  • Players, Coaches and umpires must have retired from International hockey for four years before being considered for induction into the Hall of Fame by the Hockey Australia Awards Committee.
  • Coaches and Umpires can only be inducted into the Hockey Australia Hall of Fame - General Section.
  • Merit is the overwhelming consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame as a player or official.
  • An inductee may be inducted posthumously.

Nominations:

  • An inductee must be approved by the HA Awards Committee for Induction into the Hall of Fame and then submitted to the HA Board for approval.

  • Nominations are usually selected at the September/October Hockey Australia Awards Committee Meeting.
  • Recommendations go to the Hockey Australia Board Meeting in October/November for approval. These nominations do not go to the Hockey Australia Council for approval.
  • Once approved by the Hockey Australia Board, those to be inducted into the Hockey Australia Hall of Fame are advised by the Hockey Australia CEO, followed by a formal letter.
  • Announcements are made on the Hockey Australia website and to the media

View Hockey Australia Hall of Fame Inductees


Legend

Legendary status will be bestowed on Hockey Australia Hall of Fame members whose achievements have inspired and motivated others and whose standing and regard have reached ionic status over the years. These people are the crème de la crème of hockey.

Criteria for Legend Status:

The condition for gaining induction can transcend performance and take into account character, sportsmanship and their extraordinary reputation world-wide.

It recognises and salutes the enduring contribution of these people whose names will always be synonymous with the highest level of hockey.

  • Legends will come from existing Hall of Fame inductees.
  • Persons can only be considered for Legend status after at least three years in the Hall of Fame.
  • At any time, there should be no more than 10 percent of Hall of Fame members inducted as Legends.

Nominations:

  • Recommendations from the Hockey Australia Hall of Fame Committee will be presented to the Hockey Australia Board of Directors for approval.

View Hockey Australia Legends


Presentation

Hockey Australia will endeavour to present recipients with their award at a Hockey Australia event in their home state/territory.