Heather Garriock inducted in the NSW Hall of Champions
Decorated Australian women’s football advocate Heather Garriock has been inducted to the 2023 Sport NSW Hall of Champions with a special presentation dinner set to be held on the 20th of November at the International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Having played 130 matches for the Matildas, Garriock is Australia’s fourth highest capped international football player.
In a career spanning 1999 to 2014, Garriock played in three FIFA Women’s World Cups (2003, 2007 and 2011), two Olympic Games (2000 and 2004) and top-tier club football in Europe, America, and Australia.Her 2007 World Cup header goal was voted one of the top ten goals of the tournament.
The former NSW Sapphire star was awarded the Julie Dolan Medal in 2003 and inducted into the Football Australia Hall of Fame in 2022. Garriock has been a major supporter for rights and protections of players including maternity rights and equal pay.
Today, Garriock is a football analyst and commentator and Chief Executive Officer for Australian Taekwondo.
The Awards ceremony will also see five NSW sports greats inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions. They are Layne Beachley (Surfing), John Forbes (Yachting), Mathew Helm (Diving), Brett Lee (Cricket) and David Palmer, OAM (Squash).
The gala Ceremony dinner will also celebrate the achievements of NSW athletes, coaches, administrators, and organisations across 13 Award-winning categories including Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year with a Disability.