Paul Sproule, Kate Hornsey, Dana Faletic, Hollie Grima, Scott Brennan, Belinda Goss and Clint Freeman
Congratulations to the seven new members
Seven outstanding Tasmanian sportspeople have been
inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame in 2016.
The seven new members have represented their State and
nation with distinction in a range of sports.
The 2016 inductees include Olympic medallists, Commonwealth games and world championship representatives, a multiple world
record breaker and an Australian Rules Premiership player.
The Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame now has 129 members
and is important for celebrating Tasmania’s sporting heritage and sharing the
stories of successful sporting people who can inspire others.
new members for the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame are:
- Beijing Olympic rowing gold medallist Scott Brennan
- Kate Hornsey, a three-time World Champion rower, dual Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist at the London Olympics
- Dana Faletic who won gold at the World Rowing Championships in 2003 and bronze at the Athens Olympics
- Cyclist Belinda Goss is the first female cyclist to be inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. Belinda won 15 Australian national titles and was the first Tasmanian female to ever compete in cycling at international level and is the only Australian to have won three consecutive bronze medals in the World Championships in the Women’s Scratch Race.
- Hollie Grima was a member of the only Australian women’s basketball team to win the gold medal at the Women’s World Championships, in 2006; and won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games Melbourne, in 2006; silver at the Olympic Games, in Beijing, in 2008.
- World champion archer Clint Freeman, the first archer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Clint was the first Tasmanian to hold a national title in archery and the first Tasmanian selected for an Australian archery team. He represented Australia from 1992 until 2010 winning four gold, four silver and five bronze medals including two world titles in international competitions. Clint set 12 World Records for archery.
- Paul Sproule’s Australian football career included playing for two Hobart Football Club premiership sides, 60 games for Essendon, playing for the Richmond Football Club’s back-to-back Premiership teams of 1973 and 1974, captain-coach of the Sandy Bay Football Club; the side went on to win the premierships of 1976-1978.
The Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame may be viewed at the Silverdome in Launceston or online.