Australia’s women’s Twenty20 World Cup winners have become only the second team to win the Dawn Award after winning a memorable tournament at the MCG in March.
- This year’s awards ceremony was held almost
- Don has been honored as the athlete or team whose work has inspired the nation the most in the last 12 months.
- Seven more Australian athletes joined SAHOF at this year’s event
Her landslide victory in the final was witnessed by 86,174 fans at an iconic venue – the largest crowd for women’s cricket in Australia and the record number for a women’s cricket match worldwide.
Don is honored each year at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) with the athlete or team whose work has inspired the country the most in the last 12 months – in 2006 with Soscross.
Australia’s women cricketers have won the Twenty20 World Cup in a row, a total of five.
Meanwhile, former Wolverhampton captain John Ellis was the 42nd member of SAHOF to be elevated to the rank of legend, 17 years after he joined.
He is the first rugby union player to receive this honor – joining the ranks of Wally Lewis, Kathy Freeman and Rod Laver.
Ellis won two Rugby World Cups – in 1991, at just 21 years old, and in 1999 as captain.
The awards, held almost this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, also include seven other Australian athletes for joining the SAHOF.
- Olympic diving gold medalist Matthew M Mishm
- Cadell Evans, winner of the Tour de France
- Woodchapping the great David Foster
- Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson
- Two-time World Netball Championship captain Michelle Dan Decker
- Netball coaching legend Jill McIntosh
- Sydney Olympics water polo gold medalist Bridget Gusterson