Welsh Sports Hall of Fame

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Coordinates: 51°28′41.73″N 3°10′57.29″W / 51.4782583°N 3.1825806°W / 51.4782583; -3.1825806The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame (WSHOF) is a charitable organisation created to commemorate the sporting achievements and preserve the artefacts of Welsh athletes. It was established in 1980 from the memorabilia collection of Welsh radio commentator G. V. Wynne-Jones. Since 1990, inductees to the exclusive "Roll of Honour" have been chosen annually by a trustees committee comprising representatives from athletics, media, universities and museums. The organisation has also given awards to individuals for outstanding contribution to Welsh sport. In 2018 an extra award was added to commemorate the former chairman, Rhodri Morgan. The first 'Rhodri' was awarded to the City of Cardiff for their outstanding service and commitment to sporting excellence.

The WSHOF Roll of Honour Citation[edit]

"Inclusion in the Roll of Honour is for those people who, by their achievement and by their example and conduct, in and beyond the sporting arena, have brought distinction to themselves and credit to Wales."

The Hall of Fame exhibition was on permanent exhibition at the Sports Council for Wales, South Glamorgan County Council, the Museum of Welsh Life until 2009, when it moved to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.[1]

The committee of trustees is chaired by Prof Laura McAllister CBE, who took over from the former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, in 2018 . The WSHOF committee consists of Prof Laura McAllister (chair – appointed 2018), Jeff Andrews (secretary), Dave Cobner, Rob Cole, Carolyn Hitt, Peter Jackson, Dylan Jones, Nicky Piper, Dave Roberts, Clive Williams., Andrew Weeks, Phil Davies, Andrew Walker.

Lynn Davies CBE was appointed as President of the WSHOF in 2018.

The WSH0F Roll of Honour Inductees[edit]

(* indicates posthumous award)

1990s[edit]

1990 THE ORIGINALS

1991

1992

 

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

 

1998

1999

 

2000s[edit]

2000

2001

2002

 

2003

2004

2005

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

 

2010s[edit]

2010

2011

There were no new entries in 2011.

2012[2]

2013[3]

 

2014

2015

2016

 

2017

2018

2019

The Lord Brooks Award for Outstanding Services to Welsh Sport (formerly the WSH0F Special Award for Outstanding Services to Welsh Sport)[edit]

2001

Lord Brooks (Boxing / WSHOF)

2002

Ceri O'Donnell (Hockey)

2015

Dave Cobner (Student Sport)

2016

Laura McAllister (Football / Sport Wales)

2016

Geoff Bray (WSHOF)

2019

Steve Williams (Whitchurch HS)

The Rhodri Morgan Memorial Award ('The Rhodri')[edit]

2018

City of Cardiff

2019

Whitchurch HS

The Peter Corrigan Welsh Sports Media Award (formerly WSHoF Welsh Sports Journalist of the Year)[edit]

1990

Peter Corrigan (Observer)

1998

David Facey (The Sun)

2006

Paul Abbandonato (Western Mail)

2015

Dot Davies (BBC Wales)

1991

Ken Jones (Independent)

1999

Geoff Nicholson (Independent)

2007

John Hopkins (The Times)

2016

Riath Al-Samarrai (Daily Mail)

1992

Bob Humphrys (BBC Wales)

2000

Brian Madley (The People)

2008

James Lawton (News of World)

1993

Paul Rees (SW Echo)

2001

Michael Boon (Western Mail)

2009

Robin Davey (South Wales Argus)

2017

Mark Orders (Swansea Evening Post)

1994

Stephen Jones (Sunday Times)

2002

Eddie Butler (The Observer)

2010

Hamish Stuart & Steve Pope (Sporting Wales)

2018

Stephen Bale (Sunday Times)

1995

Huw Llywelyn-Davies (BBC Wales)

2003

Graham Thomas (BBC Wales)

2012

Carolyn Hitt (Western Mail)

2019

David Davies (Press Association)

1996

Peter Jackson (Daily Mail)

2004

Jamie Corrigan (Wales on Sunday)

2013

Rob Phillips (BBC Wales)

1997

Ron Jones (BBC 5 Live)

2005

Gerald Davies (The Times)

2014

Chris Wathan (Media Wales)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welsh Hall of Fame exhibitions welshsportshalloffame.co.uk
  2. ^ "Bryn Meredith and Non Evans Inducted into Welsh Sport Hall of Fame". welshrugbypics.co.uk. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Welsh Sports Hall of Fame Dinner". welshrugbypics.co.uk. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.

4. https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/roy-francis-inducted-into-welsh-sports-hall-of-fame/

5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/44584163

6. http://www.dai-sport.com/becky-james-youngest-famer-fab-four-insists-no-regrets/