Griffith University has a very proud sporting history, particularly for a young university.

Griffith boasts alumni of more than 55 Olympians, 10 Paralympians and 60 Commonwealth Games athletes inclusive of numerous Olympic medallists, Commonwealth Games medallists, world champions and world record holders. In the past two Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, Griffith have had the largest cohort of university students represented by any university in Australia, in addition, Griffith was ranked in the top 10 universities in the world for university student results at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Griffith has many of Australia’s top professional athletes as alumni from all codes including AFL, NRL, Football, Netball, Cricket and Rugby. As the current university leader in elite athlete support in Australia, these notable alumni numbers will continue to grow significantly over the coming years.


Boasting alumni of more than 55 Olympians, 10 Paralympians and 60 Commonwealth Games athletes, Griffith is on the podium as a leading sport-affiliated university and will acknowledge its proud history with a newly-launched Sporting Hall of Fame.

An initiative of Griffith Sports College, the Hall of Fame (HOF) will showcase the University’s mission to help elite athletes achieve their goals on and off the field, as well as recognising contributions made by those in sport including administration, research and volunteerism.

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The inaugural 2020 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced soon.

Induction process

The criteria, induction process and governance of the Griffith Sporting Hall of Fame will be administered by a newly established Hall of Fame Steering Committee chaired by a Senior Leader of Griffith University as well as a mix of internal and external sporting people and expertise including athletes with a disability. Two categories of Athlete and General inductees could include staff and students in all areas of sport including athletic performances, coaches, referees, volunteers, academic/research achievements and more. See our selection criteria below.

Selection criteria

2020 Key dates

Nominations open

Friday 16 October

Nominations close

Friday 6 November 4:00pm

All inductees notified

Mid November


Please follow the link to the nomination form and complete with as much detail as possible so our steering committee can assess each nomination. Nominations close 6 November

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Elite Athlete Program

As part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network Griffith Sports College integrates sporting and academic aspirations