Sport lies at the heart of UC
UC is in pursuit of becoming Australia’s leading university for sports education and research, and is working towards being internationally renowned for its collaborations, innovation, and technology. In 2021, UC unveiled its 2021 - 2026 Sports Strategy, outlining the key actions being undertaken to meet these goals and making it the first university to have one in place.
Sport lies at the heart of UC and is part of our history, present and future. In an effort to recognise this UC has launched a Walk of Fame, physically represented along the bridge pathway between the UC Refectory and the Sports Hall. Twenty-two alumni were inducted in 2022, with up to four to follow each year each year. Inductees come from a number of different sports and are not restricted to athletes, with sports administrators, officials and coaches also amongst the inaugural inductees.
There are five strategic pillars that make up the Sports Strategy: education, research, infrastructure, partnerships, and community, with the creation of the Walk of Fame directly targeting the fifth pillar of community. Through the Walk of Fame, we will share and promote our sporting stories to showcase our achievements; engage partners, staff, students, and the community; and enhance our reputation.
This year will see more alumni added to the Walk, with their official induction to occur at the annual Sports Lunch. Join us over lunch to celebrate with the inductees, and connect with Canberra region sporting communities.
When: Friday, 17 November 2023
Venue: Sports Hall, Building 4, University of Canberra
Tickets: $90 ($850 for table of 10)
Sport Walk of Fame nominations
The UC Sport Walk of Fame was established in 2022 and exists to recognise the role that sport plays in UC’s history, present and future.
If you know of a UC alumni who you believe should be nominated, please fill out the nomination form