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Hall Of Fame Inductees

See which athletes are Sport Central Coast are Hall Of Fame Inductees

 

Megan Anderson - Netball

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•Won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and a member of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and 2003 World Championship squads. Represented Australia in 20 matches from 2000 - 2006 and NSW in 60 matches.

•Played at the elite national level in Australia and New Zealand from 1997 – 2011 in 202 matches representing Sydney Swifts, Adelaide Ravens, Northern Force, Southern Steel and Northern Mystics. Scored 2370 goals at 82% accuracy and played in 4 championship winning teams and runner-up 5 times.

•Selected in the 2010 World Netball Team vs New Zealand. Awarded an Australian Sports Medal.

 

Murray Braund - Surf Life Saving

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•A ski paddler with explosive power and speed, he won 6 World Championships – 5 single titles and 1 doubles title, as well as 6 Australian Championships – 2 single, 3 doubles and was a member of the winning Avoca ski relay team.

•Gained selection in the Australian team on three occasions and was named the Australian team captain in 1982.

•A life member of the Avoca Beach SLSC, he received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his services to Surf Life Saving.

 

Alison Broadbent - Netball

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•Played 12 seasons at the elite level, a fierce defender, she was an integral member of many successful teams.

•A three-time championship winner with the Sydney Swifts, in a 152 game career, winning titles in 2001, 2004 and 2006 (undefeated).

•Represented Australia 35 times, winning a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games held in Manchester, England and a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne. Won a silver medal at the 2003 Netball World Cup in Jamaica.

•Inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame.

 

Dale Buggins - Motorcycle

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•There was no bigger star in Australia in the 1970's. At Warnervale aged 17, he created a world record, jumping 102 feet 11 inches, beating American Evel Knievel’s record. Dale then bettered this distance to 122 feet 6 inches in 1978.

•Dale improved his record to 145 feet in 1979.  In Seattle, USA, broadcast live on television, he jumped 159 feet 10 inches.

He set multiple world jumping records; 25 cars, 15 double decker buses, 14 trucks, 12 tractors, 30 taxis and 2 fixed-wing aircraft. Starred in his own stunt show with sister Chantell, touring Australia, United States, New Zealand and Indonesia

 

Ross Clarke-Jones - Surfing

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•Revered as one of the world’s finest big wave surfers. Competed on the professional tour for 12 years gaining a 3rd placing at the Gunston 500 in South Africa in 1987, 2nd at the Billabong Pro in 1989 and 2nd at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii in 1990.

•He became the first non-Hawaiian to win the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Contest at Waimea Bay in 2001. He was also runner-up at this event in 2004 and 2015. Aged 49 in 2015, he recorded the highest scoring wave at this contest.

Inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in 2012.

 

Alan Davidson - Cricket

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•Played 44 Test matches for Australia from 1953 -1963, scoring 1328 runs with a highest score of 80 and claimed 186 wickets at an average of 20.53

•One of the most fearsome opening left arm fast bowlers of all time, best figures were 7/93 (innings) and 12/124 (match). Represented NSW 193 times, scoring 6804 runs (129 highest score) and taking 672 wickets. An acclaimed fielder, he took 42 catches for Australia and 168 for NSW.

•Named Wisden's Cricketer of the Year in 1962. Order of the British Empire (MBE) and Order of Australia (AM). Member of both Australian Cricket and ICC Hall of Fame.

 

Billy Dunk - Golf

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•Regarded as one of the greatest shot makers in the history of Australian golf. Victorious in over 100 tournaments, he held 88 course records worldwide, in a professional career that spanned 40 years.

•Won 5 Australian PGA Championships, 2 New Zealand Opens, NSW PGA Championship, Malaysian Open, Tokyo Open and the Sanpo Classic in Japan.

•Represented Australia in 3 World Cups and was selected in the International team that took on the USA in the Chrysler Cup. In 1970, he led the world's scoring averages from Jack Nicklaus.

•Inducted as a life member of the Australasian Golf Tour in 1996.

 

Graham Eadie - Rugby League

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•A barnstorming fullback and prolific point scorer, he is regarded as one of the finest players of his era.

•A four-time premiership winner with Manly Warringah, he played 237 first grade games over 13 seasons, scoring 1917 points - 71 tries, 847 goals and 3 field goals.

•Represented Australia on 20 occasions and New South Wales 14 times. Awarded the Rothmans Medal for the competitions best and fairest player in 1974 and the Dally M Fullback of the Year in 1983.

•Challenge Cup winner with English club Halifax in 1987, awarded Man of the Match in the final.

 

Mark Edmondson - Tennis

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•He shocked the tennis world when he won the Australian Open Singles Title in 1976.

•Reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1982. Won the Australian Open Doubles Titles in 1980, 81, 83 and 84, runner-up in 85. French Open Doubles Champion in 1985, runner-up in 1983 and 84. In mixed doubles he was runner-up at Wimbledon in 1980 and the French Open in 1986.

•Represented Australia in the Davis Cup from 1976 to 1985, including the victorious teams in 1977 and 1983. Highest world singles ranking of 15 and doubles of 3. Won 6 career singles titles and 34 doubles titles.

 

David Farleigh - Rugby League

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•A gifted ball-playing second rower, he gained his sports highest honour when awarded the Rothmans Medal for the competitions best and fairest player in 1994.

•Played 219 first grade games for the North Sydney Bears and Newcastle Knights, scoring 37 tries. He played 31 games for English side St Helens, winning the 2001 Challenge Cup.

•In 1996 he was named the Dally M Second Rower of the Year and was also runner-up in the Rothmans Medal.

•He played 15 tests for Australia, scoring 2 tries and in 10 State of Origin matches for NSW.

 

Nicole Hackett - Triathlon

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•In one of the most demanding endurance sports, she took on the world’s best triathletes, culminating in being crowned the ITU World Champion in 2000.

•A two-time World Junior Champion, stepped up to the elite ranks and was victorious in 5 World Cup races and also finished on the podium 14 times. Started in 37 World Cup races, finishing in the Top 10 on 30 occasions.

•Represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Games and won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games held in Manchester, England.

•Inducted into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame.

 

David Hall - Tennis

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•Overcoming a tragic accident as a teenager, he went on to become Australia’s greatest wheelchair tennis player of all-time.

•Spent 8 years ranked as the world’s number 1 singles player, also reaching number 1 in doubles. A four-time Paralympian winning 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals, he was crowned ITF World Champion on 6 occasions.

•Won a record breaking 7 British Opens, 8 US Opens, 9 Australian Opens and 8 Japan Opens.

•Awarded the Order of Australia (OAM), he was inducted into the International Tennis, Tennis Australia and Sport Australia Hall of Fames.

 

John Hutchinson - Football

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•A key member of the Central Coast Mariners for over a decade, he captained the club to its first ever Championship in the 2013 A-League Grand Final.

•Made his debut for the Mariners in 2005 and played in many successful teams including the Premiership winning sides in 2007 and 2012 and runners-up in 2006, 2008 and 2011. He also played in the Mariners Grand Final teams that were runners-up in the 2006, 2008 and 2011. Won the Pre-Season Challenge Cup in 2005 and were runners-up in 2006.

•Became the most capped player for the Mariners, playing a total of 271 games.

 

Chris Lawrence - Sailboarding

•At the height of sailboarding’s popularity, he was one of the best exponents of the sport in the world.

•He represented Australia at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in Korea.

•An eight-time world champion, he won his first world title in 1986 and he would go on to be crowned world champion in multiple sailboarding classes, in 1987 (windsurfer), 1988 (mistral), 1989 (windsurfer and mistral), 1990 (windsurfer and mistral), and 1994 (F42, formula fanatic and race board).

•He won 5 Australian titles and was victorious in international races in Greece, England, Switzerland, France, Japan, USA, Italy, Thailand and Australia.

 

James Patterson - Skiing

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•A two-time Winter Paralympian, he won numerous medals at international, world championship and Paralympic level.

•At the 1994 Winter Paralympics held in Lillihammer, Norway, he won silver and bronze medals. Captained the Australian team at the 1998 Winter Paralympics in Japan, he won a gold medal in Downhill Skiing and a bronze in Slalom Skiing. He also received the honour of being the Australian flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

•In 1998, he was the number 1 ranked disabled skier in the world and named Australian Disabled Skier of the Year. Awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2009.

 

Peter Reynolds - Swimming

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•A world record breaking backstroker, he represented Australia at both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Throughout his career in the pool, he set 5 World, 7 Commonwealth and 19 Australian records.

•At the 1966 Commonwealth Games held in Jamaica, he won 4 gold medals in the 110-yard and 220-yard backstroke events. Showing his versatility, he also won a gold medal in the 440-yard individual medley and was a member of the winning 4 x 220-yard freestyle relay team

•Represented Australia at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100-metre medley relay.

 

Vicki Roycroft - Equestrian

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•Represented Australia at three Olympic Games, Los Angeles in 1984, Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996. Was a member of 3 World Championship teams and was the highest placed Australian jumps rider at World Championship level.

•Won 2 Australian titles in 3-Day Eventing and 1 title in Showjumping. Won 35 World Cup qualifiers and represented Australia at 4 World Cup finals.

•Became the first woman and also the first Australian to win the prestigious Rome Grand Prix in 1987. Awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

 

Wayne Roycroft - Equestrian

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•One of the most celebrated family names in Australian sport,  a three-time Olympian representing at the 1968 games in Mexico, 1976 in Montreal and 1984 in Los Angeles, winning bronze medals in the Teams 3-Day Eventing in 1968 and 1976.

•Selected for the 1980 Moscow Olympics but did not compete due to the political boycott. Australian flag bearer at the 1984 LA Olympics, the same honour given to his father Bill, 16 years previously.

•Won a bronze medal at the World Championships in 1986. Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, awarded Order of Australia (OAM).

 

Mark Sainsbury - Surfing

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•As the pioneer of the ‘Floater’, his name will forever be etched in surfing folklore.

•World Junior Champion in 1985, ‘Sanga’ backed up this achievement the following year to be crowned the World Amateur Champion in England.

•Turning professional and competed on the elite world tour for 7 years gaining a victory at the XXXX International Surf Classic held in Queensland and runner-up in the Hang Loose Pro in Brazil. Won the Australian SLS Championship on 5 occasions.

•Died from a brain aneurism aged just 26 years old in 1992 while surfing at his home break of Avoca Beach.

 

Paul Singleton - Athletics

•Scorching up the sand as the fastest man in Australia on the beach, he turned his attention to professional sprinting with great success.

•After finishing runner-up at the Stawell Gift Sprint Race in 1983, he returned the following year to win this iconic race, placing his name among those to have won Australia’s most prestigious foot race. He also finished third at Stawell in 1995.

•Competing for Wamberal SLSC, he won 3 Australian beach sprint and 1 beach flag championships. He also won 2 beach sprint and 1 beach flag events at the New South Wales titles.

 

Mark Skaife - Motor Racing

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•Regarded as motor racing royalty, he is one of the finest race drivers Australia has ever produced.

•A six-time winner of the Bathurst 1000, he also finished 2nd twice and 3rd twice in this famous race. He won the Australian Touring Car / V8 Supercar Championship 5 times and was runner-up once.

•He held the all-time record for race wins with 90 victories, with a further 87 podium finishes. Gained pole position 41 times. Won the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship 3 times. In 470 race starts he finished in the Top 10 on 323 occasions.

 

Guy Waters - Boxing

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•A member of the famous Waters boxing family, he joined his brothers Troy and Dean as Australian champions when he won the national Light Heavyweight title in 1987.

•A supremely gifted athlete, he is a three-time world title challenger. He won the Commonwealth Light Heavyweight title and successfully defended this belt on three occasions. He also won many regional titles for various organisations including the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation, International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Federation.

•His professional record is 25 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw with 11 KO’s.

 

Troy Waters - Boxing

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•Dubbed the ‘Glamour with Hammer’, he is a three-time world title challenger. Fought in his first world title bout after just 15 professional fights.

•Won the Commonwealth Super Welterweight title in 1987 and he defended this belt successfully on 4 occasions. He was also crowned the Australian Super Welterweight champion.

•In 1994, the Ring Magazine, a publication regarded as the ‘boxing bible’, awarded his world title bout with all-time great Terry Norris, as the ‘Fight of the Year’.

•His professional record stands at 28 wins, 5 losses with 20 knockouts.