Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame
ABOUT THE AFL QUEENSLAND FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
The role of the Hall of Fame is to recognise and enshrine players, coaches, umpires, administrators, media representatives, events, teams and venues that have made a most significant contribution to the game of Australian Football in Queensland since its inception in 1866.
In 2008 AFL Queensland held the inaugural Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame at which 150 players, coaches, officials, umpires and media representatives were inducted. Seven legends of the game were also inducted at that time – Arthur Collinson, Jason Dunstall, Harry O’Callaghan, Michael Voss, Leigh Matthews, Tom McArthur and Dick Verdon. Since 2008 a further three legends have been inducted Alan “Doc” Mackenzie, Marcus Ashcroft and John Blair.
A number of new Hall of Fame inductees have also been inducted over the past 11-year period at the annual J.A Grogan Medal Presentation Dinner.
In 2020, AFL Queensland will be conducting a Hall of Fame event on Friday 22nd May in the Legends Room at the Gabba. The event will be a great celebration of Queensland football where we will honour our past and present greats of the game in Queensland. The Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s function is to select and enshrine former players, coaches, umpires, media representatives, administrators and any other significant events or iconic feature associated with Queensland Australian Football. The committee is Chaired by AFL Queensland Chairman Darryl Bray and includes Peter Cummiskey, Dr Alan Mackenzie, Peter Blucher, Murray Bird and Jason Cotter.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR INDUCTION INTO THE AFL QUEENSLAND FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Hall of Fame selection should be based heavily on excellence, outstanding impact and loyal service to the game.
For players, brilliance and outstanding impact is most likely evidenced by regular state representation, by All Australian selection and/or by the gaining of individual awards.
For non-players, a major landmark achievement or a visionary approach which had a significant or lasting impact on the game should preferably be evident.
a. The Committee shall consider the overall contribution to the game of Australian Football as well as outstanding achievement in any one specific field of endeavour in determining a candidate’s eligibility for induction into the Hall of Fame.
b. Without limiting clause 2, the Committee shall consider the integrity, sportsmanship and character of a candidate in addition to the ability and individual record achieved. The Secretary shall record and outline the justification of the Committee in recommending to the AFL Queensland Executive the approval of all candidates selected for Hall of Fame induction.
c. The longevity of service and the specific number of football games played, coached or umpired shall not be of prime consideration in assessing a candidate’s eligibility for induction into the Hall of Fame.
d. A player, coach, umpire, administrator, media representative, team, event or venue involved at any level of Australian Football may be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame.
e. The Committee shall consider candidates from all parts of Queensland and from all Australian Football competitions within Queensland.
f. A player may only be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame if that player has retired from playing Australian Football for a minimum period of three years.
g. A member of the Committee may be a candidate but shall not vote when the nomination is under consideration.
h. There shall be no special order of precedence given to Hall of Fame inductees.