The NSW Hall of Champions was established 1979 and recognises the many athletes from NSW who have shown elite sportsmanship for their country. The hall includes figures from as far back as 1876. These athletes include Dawn Fraser, Dally Messenger, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Paul Kelly, Don Bradman, Ian Thorpe, and Evonne Goolagong. In Australia, these athletes are household names and many have given back to their communities by inspiring young people and supporting charities.
Australia has a long and positive sporting history, and it is part of our culture as a nation. From a young age, most Australians participate in at least one sport. In winter, football is popular, and during summer, swimming, surfing and lifesaving are part of the Australian lifestyle. As a nation we are very loyal to our own teams, and pay deep respect to the individual athletes who also act as role models for our younger athletes. Almost fifty different sports are covered in the museum, including the popular swimming, cricket and football. More than 300 photographs of athletes are on display with information about each individual's sporting and personal achievements. The museum is updated every year with new additions. The New South Wales Hall of Champions is located at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. You can easily catch a train to Homebush and Sydney Olympic Park
, and while you are there you'll find many other attractions
that relate to Australia's history
and relationship with sport. Address: corner of Olympic Boulevard & Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127.