On Friday 1 April 2022, the Gold Coast lost a true friend of sport and local legend. Daphne Pirie MBE, AO was born Daphne Welch on 12 December 1931. One of eight children - six boys and two girls - Daphne came to love sport at an early age, often crediting her father...
SPORTING HALL OF FAME
Two of the original ‘Coolangatta Kids’ - Mick Fanning and Joel ‘Parko’ Parkinson - have been inducted into the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their sport and the region’s sporting reputation. The surfing world...
Surf-lifesaving superstar Georgia Miller has been rewarded after a stellar 2019 campaign, being named the Mayor’s Sport Award winner at the 52nd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards.
The City’s 52nd Annual Sports Awards were launched in front of a packed house of athletes, politicians and corporates – ready to write the next chapter in the illustrious history of Gold Coast sport’s night of nights.
Daphne Pirie calls it ‘the best kept secret on the Gold Coast’. That’s unfortunate because the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame deserves to be part of a much brighter spotlight on the city’s sports landscape.
The 50th Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year Awards has placed a spotlight on the city’s rich sporting history. Check out the honour boards of previous winners and Hall of Fame inductees.