Hall Of Fame – Nomination

  • Categories, Selection Criteria and Nomination Process

  • Celebrating success is a hallmark of a successful organization. A Hall of Fame not only celebrates success, but also acts as a living history, so as people change within the organization, its successes are not lost. A Hall of Fame is a legacy for future generations of water skiers to learn from the past in shaping the sport of tomorrow. The Australian Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation Hall of Fame is proud to honour and recognize the special accomplishments of its athletes and the significant contributions of its builders. There are four categories of induction into the Hall of Fame – Athlete, General, Pioneer and Legend.

  • Location of Hall of Fame

    The WAWA Hall of fame will be a web based identity similar to other organisations in the Sporting Field. It will be a category on the WAWA main web site with appropriate links to each category etc. Long term may see some physical Hall of Fame memorabilia at suitable sites. Eg Photographs at WAWA Office or prominent sporting sites eg Mulwala.

  • Categories

    • Athlete :Includes all WAWA current day and past recognized disciplines.
    • General :Includes Coach, Administrator, Manager, Official, etc.
    • Legend :An individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of water skiing over many years.
    • Pioneer :This category is neither defined nor definable but is intended for individuals, whose major contributions to Australian and/or International aspect of our sport, do not fall into the other categories.
  • Selection Criteria

    Athlete Selection Criteria

    A nominee must meet the following minimum criteria:

    • Must have retired from Open competition for a period not less than 2 years however may still be active in age divisions.
    • Australian Citizen.
    • Where held, must have represented Australia in World or Regional Championships. (Those in Divisions where World or Regional Championships are not held must have shown an active and continued participation for a period not less than 15 years.)
    • Must have achieved significant State and National and International success.
    • Must demonstrate the following qualities: leadership, sportsmanship, overall service to the sport.
    • Members of Show Ski Australia (SSA) worthy of a nomination in some circumstances may not be able to meet several of the above criteria due to the IWWF/WAWA structure of Show Skiing and its current format. This however will not restrict a nomination from SSA being reviewed by the selectors based on the athlete’s contribution and success, longevity, leadership and overall service to the sport.
    • The Selection Committee will consider, in addition to a Nominee's individual achievements, that person's integrity, sportsmanship, character and adherence to the National bodies rules and regulations.
  • General Selection Criteria

    A nominee must meet the following minimum criteria:

    • Australian Citizen.

    • Has made an outstanding contribution to the sport over many years. (No less than 15) Has demonstrated quality of leadership, overall service to the sport.

    • In most cases key achievements will outweigh length of service when reviewing long term Officials.

    • The Selection Committee will consider, in addition to a Nominee's individual achievements, that person's integrity, sportsmanship, character and adherence to the National bodies rules and regulations.

  • Legend Selection Criteria

    • Has made unique and outstanding contribution to the sport over many years.

    • This category is not meant for yearly selection.

    • Recommended that they must be an existing WAWA Hall of Fame Member.

    • Legends will be nominated by the Panel and endorsed by the WAWA Board.

    • The Selection Committee will consider, in addition to a Nominee's individual achievements, that person's integrity, sportsmanship, character and adherence to the National bodies rules and regulations.

  • Pioneer Selection Criteria

    • This category is neither defined nor definable but is intended for individuals, whose major contributions to Australian and/or International aspect of our sport, do not fall into the other categories.

    • This category is not meant for yearly selection.

    • Recommended that they must be an existing WAWA Hall of Fame Member.

    • Pioneers will be nominated by the Panel and endorsed by the WAWA Board.

    • The Selection Committee will consider, in addition to a Nominee's individual achievements, that person's integrity, sportsmanship, character and adherence to the National bodies rules and regulations.

  • Nomination Process

    • There are no automatic inductions (except that IWWF and Australian Sports HOF members will be nominated).

    • A nomination can be made by any State, Division or the WAWA Board.

    • Nominations must be received using the Official WAWA Hall of Fame Nomination form available on the WAWA Website or from the CEO. An online process is under review (AGM 2018).

    • Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee annually. The deadline for nominations will be June 30th of the selection year for consideration for induction.

    • If a nomination is not successful, it will be automatically reconsidered by the Committee for the following selection period. After this process an unsuccessful nomination will have to be resubmitted.

    • The Legend and Pioneer category will be limited to no more than one per calendar year. There will be no obligation to induct Legends or Pioneers.

    • Any variation to the nomination process will be considered and must be approved by the WAWA Board.

    • This nomination for the WAWA hall of Fame must be endorsed by the State or Division before forwarding to the WAWA office and Selection Committee

  • Selection Panel

    The WAWA Board will select the Hall of Fame selection committee as required. The selection committee numbers should be five members and the selectors for the induction in 2022 will be as follows.

    • Gary Humphrey

    • Glen Thurlow

    • John Stekelenburg

    • Daniel Watkins

    • Sue Crisp

    • All above have been appointed as selectors for the 2022 selection.

    • Selectors will be reviewed by the Board every four years. A selector may extend beyond four years at the discretion of the Board. Post 2022 induction, at least one Selector must be removed from the panel with a fresh nominee at this time

    • A casual vacancy as a selector may be filled by the Board as required.

    • The Chairman of the selectors will be nominated by the WAWA Board. (Gary Humphrey 2022)

  • Induction Process

    • Inductions require an 80% in favour vote of the selection committee members. (4/5)

    • Induction ceremonies will take place on a rotation period set by the WAWA Board. The fourth induction is planned for 2022 to coincide with Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Victoria.

  • Life Members

    • The current WAWA Life Membership process as per the Constitution and policy book is to remain as is. A life membership nomination under this process may be accepted by the Board and presented at an event nominated by the Divisional Director at his / her discretion. Mention of this nomination will be made at the next HF Gala night.

    • The current Hall of Fame selection committee may present to the Board a nomination for Life Membership resulting from the HF selection process where a member is recognised for outstanding service as an Athlete or General but does not meet the requirements of Hall of Fame selection. These nominations can be accepted by the Board and not required to sit on the table for 12 months as per the standard process, instead can be presented at the next HF Gala night.

    • Existing Life Members of the Hall of fame will be identified at a location on the Waterski & Wakeboard Australia web page, located at http://www.awwf.com.au/About-Us/Hall-of-Fame

  • WAWA Hall of Fame Nomination Form

    CONTACT DETAILS OF NOMINATOR

  • Personal Details Of Nominee

  • If the nominee was born outside of Australia, what year did he/she arrive?

  • Career Information (Athlete)

    6. Please list the Nominee’s major athletic accomplishments in the sport. The information below should indicate the attainment of success in state, national and international capacity.

  • Career Information (Official)

  • Supporting Information (For All Categories Of Nomination)

  • Please include copies of any supporting material you believe may support the nominee

    • Photographs
    • Videos
    • Letters of Reference
    • Newspaper articles Tournament Results
    • Citations
  • Endorsement by Division or State.

    This nomination for the WAWA hall of Fame must be endorsed by the State or Division before forwarding to the WAWA office and Selection Committee.

    • State President
    • Divisional Director