Former Richmond football great Kevin Bartlett has joined three of Australia’s best sports photographers and a trio of highly respected radio broadcasters among 10 new inductees to the MCG Media Hall of Fame announced at a Long Room dinner this evening.
Melbourne Cricket Club president Paul Sheahan hosted the function which recognises journalists, broadcasters and photographers for their contribution to media coverage of major sporting events at the MCG over many years.
This evening's honour roll of inductees comprises: Jon Anderson, Kevin Bartlett, Rohan Connolly, Sebastian Costanzo, Michael Dodge, Clarke Hansen, Doug Heywood, Peter Le Grand, Wayne Ludbey and Stephen Rielly. View profiles of the inductees.
The inductees are featured in a special display in the Ron Casey Media Centre, located on Level 3 of the Olympic Stand.
The list of those honoured is a representative cross-section of media personnel. There are now 105 members of the MCG Media Hall of Fame.
ABOUT THE MCG MEDIA HALL OF FAME
The MCG Media Hall of Fame recognises outstanding service by sports journalists and photographers in their coverage of cricket and football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Hall of Fame enhances and expands the pictorial and biographical presentation of eminent sportswriters, broadcasters, and photographers who have been featured in the Media Centre's "Rogues Gallery", which was opened in 1979 by MCC president Sir Albert Chadwick.
The criteria for eligibility were a minimum of 20 years reporting big sport at the MCG and candidates generally should have occupied senior positions in their employment or been acknowledged by their peers as having superior qualifications.