Australia’s most decorated basketballer, Lauren Jackson AO, will be officially inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions at the prestigious NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony at The Star Sydney on Monday, November 18.
Regarded as the best female basketball player in the world, Lauren Jackson leaves behind a legacy as a four-time Olympic medalist and an MVP on four continents. With a playing career spanning 1997-2016, Lauren debuted for the Opals when she was just 1 She was Opals captain from 2008 to 2013 and won three consecutive Olympic silver medals between 2000 and 2008 and bronze in 2012. At World Championships, she won two bronze medals and in 2006, a gold medal, the same year she won gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Since 1979, 377 sportsmen and women representing 55 sports have been added to the NSW Hall of Champions Roll of Honour.
Sporting icons such as Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Shane Gould and Dally Messenger are included in this prestigious list. More recent champions include Ian Thorpe, Layne Beachley and Michael O’Loughlin.
The gala Ceremony dinner will also celebrate the achievements of NSW athletes, coaches, administrators and organisations across 13 Award-winning categories including Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year with a Disability.
The Awards ceremony will also see six NSW sports greats inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions.
Bradley Clyde AM (Rugby League)
John Holt OAM (Surf Life Saving)
Brent Livermore OAM (Hockey)
Cheryl Salisbury (Football)
Lisa Sthalekar (Cricket)
Richie Benaud* Elevated to LEGEND (Cricket)
Tickets to the Champions of Sport Ceremony are now on sale to the public and are available at www.sportnsw.com.au.
Lauren Jackson OA will also be enshrined as a Legend in the Basketball NSW Hall of Fame to held on Saturday 2nd of November.
If you have any questions regarding the 2019 HOF or to purchase a table, please contact Elyse Hicks via email [email protected]
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