HALL OF FAME OFFERS HOLIDAY FUN THIS SUMMER
THE Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame is open to visit these summer holidays with even more for sport lovers to see.
A fun and educational holiday activity for children and adults alike, the Hall offers a unique journey through the history of Gold Coast sport and can be enjoyed free of charge weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
According to Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame Chair, Daphne Pirie, visitors can view profiles of the Hall's newest inductees.
"On November 10th this year we formally inducted Gold Coast triathlete, Miles Stewart into the Hall of Fame and installed cricketing great, Sam Loxton, onto the Wall of Legends," Ms Pirie said.
"Their plaques have been installed ready to be viewed along with all the fantastic memorabilia the Hall has on display.
"Best of all though, you can visit the Hall for free and people of all ages will enjoy it," she said.
Officially opened by inaugural inductee, motorcycling champion Mick Doohan, in January 1999, the Sporting Hall of Fame boasts four rooms of sporting memorabilia, including Queensland's only official 'Olympic Room' - a shrine to Gold Coast Olympic achievement which also houses the Gold Coast Sydney Olympic Games community cauldron, relay touch and an Olympic Gold Medal.
Other memorabilia on display includes official sporting uniforms dating back to the 1930's and the profiles of thirty-three  Gold Coast inductees.
They include golfer Ossie Moore, surf lifesaver Peter Lacey, rugby union player Greg Shambrook and hockey players Wayne Hammond and Debbie Bowman-Sullivan.
Situated next to the Hall is the Gold Coast Bulletin Historical Building, a replica of the Southern Queensland Bulletin Building, originally located in Lawson Street, Southport.
The Building houses genuine examples of yesteryear's newspaper printing technology, photos of early Southport, Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, profiles of local identities and newspaper archives that date back to 1885.
The Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame and the Gold Coast Bulletin Historical Building are situated on Mick Veivers Way, Owen Park, 201 Queen Street, Southport or can be visited online at www.goldcoastsport.com.au.
For further information please contact:
(07) 5591 2556