1 Mar 2017
Six of South Australia’s most famous sports media identities have been recognised with induction into the Adelaide Oval Media Hall of Fame.
Joining the inaugural crop of inductees from last year are:
The six were inducted at a gala event held tonight at Adelaide Oval, with plaques detailing their achievements unveiled at the Media Hall of Fame installation outside the media centre on Level 4 of the Riverbank Stand.
Adelaide Oval SMA Chairman John Olsen AO said the inductions recognised the significant contributions all six had made to the coverage of sport in South Australia.
“Our state has a rich and celebrated sporting history, with legends and household names made here at the Adelaide Oval,” Mr Olsen said.
“The importance of the media in documenting this history cannot be understated, and our latest inductees embody the passion, commitment and professionalism the Media Hall of Fame seeks to acknowledge,” he said.
In addition, former AFL Chief Executive Officer Andrew Demetriou and former State Treasurer Kevin Foley were recognised for their combined efforts to bring football and cricket together again in the heart of Adelaide.
“The tireless and passionate work of both Kevin and Andrew in the early days of negotiations is the reason Adelaide Oval has become the icon it is today,” Mr Olsen said.
“In the face of stiff opposition, they were able to bring the AFL and Government to the table through sheer force of personality.”
The Adelaide Oval SMA Board established the following criteria for recognition in the Adelaide Oval Media Hall of Fame:
Selection of inductees was done in consultation with a specialist selection panel including inaugural inductees.
Media: Elise Partington on 0417 875 126
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