City of Mandurah Sporting Hall of Fame first inductee honoured

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The City of Mandurah Sports Awards, established in 2014, provide a great opportunity to recognise local sports stars and community volunteers and the important roles they play at a grass-roots level to connect the community. The awards highlight their dedication and thank them for their valuable contribution.

The City of Mandurah Sporting Hall of Fame, a component of the awards program, aims to formally recognise and honour people who have a strong connection to Mandurah’s sport and recreation community and have achieved sporting success at an elite level or made significant contributions to the elite sporting arena.

In 2017, footballer Rory O’Brien became the first inductee into the Sporting Hall of Fame.

The 2008 Sandover Medallist and Halls Head resident made his league debut for Peel Thunder in the 2005 season, and is the game record holder for Peel Thunder Football Club (139).

A Sporting Hall of Fame commemoration area, featuring inscribed pavers, has been established at Peel Thunder Football Club to honour inductees.

O’Brien and City of Mandurah staff laid the first commemorative paver at the Sporting Hall of Fame on Friday, April 27.

Nominations for this year’s City of Mandurah Sport Awards will be open between September 3 and October 5.