Basketball South Australia is proud of our rich history

Basketball South Australia would like to acknowledge our rich history through our Hall of Fame Legends, Hall of Fame Members, Life Members & 300 Club Members. Basketball SA inducts Hall of Fame Members each year

Nomination Forms

Nominations for Basketball SA Awards can be made using the Nomination Forms below.
Please check the Awards Policy HERE

Award of Merit Nomination Form >> Download Here

Life Membership Nomination Form >> Download Here

Participant Life Membership Nomination Form >> Download Here

Nominations for the Basketball SA Hall of Fame Awards will close on 31 March each year. Nominations received after this time will be held for consideration in the following round. 

Hall of Fame Nomination Form >> Download Here

Please forward completed nomination forms by email to contact@basketballsa.com.au

Note: Hall of Fame Nominations not selected in a given year will remain open for consideration in subsequent rounds. 

Hall of Fame Legends

This award is an extension of the Hall of Fame and recognises those South Australian’s whose success extends to the highest levels in the national and international arena.

+ Deceased

Werner Linde OLY

The elevation of Werner Linde to “Legend” status in Basketball SA’s Hall of Fame always was going to be a fait accompli.

Linde, quite literally stands apart as the greatest basketball player produced in South Australia – and amid the most elite of all time in Australian basketball – and especially during his pre-eminent era across the 1960s and 1970s.

Frank Angove OAM +

Frank Angovewas among the Hall’s original trio of inductees in 1993 after a long and distinguished career in the sport, winning four A-Grade championships at Our Boys Institute (OBI) – including two as captain-coach – and representing South Australia at Australian Championships from 1946-1951. 

In 1951, he was named the best player at the national tournament, the forerunner of the MVP award. 

Lorraine Eiler +

Lorraine Eiler (nee Maguire) was a sporting superstar in South Australia and Australia, as both a state and national player in netball, a four-time SA squash champion and ranked No.2 in Australia in 1959. 

As an A-Grade tennis player for East Torrens, she won singles and doubles tournaments, yet despite her multiple successes, her first love was basketball. 

Hall of Fame Members

This award recognises individuals with outstanding sporting achievements in basketball at the highest levels in the sport.

* Honorary Member         + Deceased

Michael Ah Matt OLY +

Jean Bain

George Dancis OLY +

Alan Dawe OLY

Lorraine Eiler

Inga Freidenfelds OLY

Algy Ignatavicius OLY

Keith Miller +

Andris Blicavs OLY

Pat Rowe

Frank Angove OAM +

Huba Nagy

Merv Harris OAM +

Al Green

Darryl Pearce OLY

Julie Nykiel OLY

Mark Bradtke OLY

John Heard OLY

Pat Mickan OLY

Jan Stirling AM

Sue Hobbs

Brett Maher OLY

Ken Richardson +

Les Hody

Kay McFarlane

Marina Moffa OLY

Jenny Cheesman AM OLY

Mark Davis

Pat Moore

Rachael Sporn OAM OLY

Greg Love

Adelaide Lightning 1994-96

Noel Woollacott *

Bryan Hennig

David Gould

Peter Ali OLY 

Geoff Weeks

Boti Nagy

1990 North Adelaide Senior Women’s Team

Ted Powell +

Life Members

Life Membership publicly acknowledges the direct contribution someone has made to basketball over an extended period of time.

+ Deceased

Frank Angove OAM +

Lyall Clift +

Ed Hunt +

Doug Harrison +

Fred Specht

Frank Pocock +

Keith Miller +

Trevor Martin +

Merv Harris OAM +

Bruce Johnson +

John Thompson +

Dick Butler AM

Geoff Jolley +

Kevin Lynch +

Barry Richardson +

Sandy Hamilton +

Vera Craig +

Pat Moore OAM

David Wark

Alan Dawe OLY

Ian Thornton

Jeff Coulls

Elsa Lillywhite +

Ron Mertin +

Jenny Clarke

Beth Serle OAM

Joe Koch +

Stan Wickham +

Jack Wood +

Mal Simpson

Jeff Carey

Russell Terrett

David Durant

Colin Thompson

Bert Bargeus

Allan Polkinghorne

Participant Life Members (formerly 300 Club Members)

This award recognises participants of the sport who have reached a significant milestone. Participant Life Member was previously known as 300 Club. All 300 Club members awarded before May 2021, will automatically be transferred to the Participant Life Member category. After May 2021, the criteria detailed in this policy must be achieved to receive Participant Life Membership.

All Life Members and Participant Life Members are entitled to free entry to all Basketball SA competitions for themselves and one guest (non-transferable).

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