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Tattersall's Parade of Champions

MCG sportslovers now have a constant reminder of the champions who have graced the MCG as they make their way into the mighty stadium.

The statues were sculpted by Louis Laumen, whose outstanding works include the Victor Trumper and First Football Match statues standing in the gardens on the external MCG concourse.

The first statue, Sir Donald Bradman, was unveiled on May 14, 2003 and the remaining nine statues were completed by 2006.

The Tattersall’s Parade of the Champions undertaking is a gift to the people of Australia by Tattersall's and is a focal point of the Yarra Park precinct.

The MCG is a magnet for tourists worldwide and the statues reinforce the association between the elite sportsmen and women who have competed here and the stadium that rejoiced in their performances.

The statues are about one-and-half life sizes tall (approx 2.75 metres) and stand on an inscribed plinth two metres high. Security lighting and 24-hour video surveillance protect the works.

The Bill Ponsford statue at the MCG.The Full Honour List

  • Sir Donald Bradman (outside Gate 5)
  • Betty Cuthbert (Gate 3)
  • Haydn Bunton (Gate 6)
  • Leigh Matthews (Gate 4)
  • Ron Barassi (Gate 4)
  • Shirley Strickland (Gate 3)
  • Dick Reynolds (Gate 6)
  • Keith Miller (Gate 5)
  • Bill Ponsford (Gate 1)
  • Dennis Lillee (Gate 1)

SELECTION GUIDELINES

  • That candidates be Australian, male or female and cover any particular era including the present.
  • He/she has been connected with the MCG or the sport played is connected with the MCG.
  • That they be renowned for their sportsmanship.
  • That the candidate may be selected from any era of the MCG including the present.

SELECTORS

  • Donald Cordner (chairman) - Brownlow medallist and former MCC president
  • Harry Gordon - Noted journalist and Olympic historian
  • Dr John Lill - Former MCC secretary and Sheffield Shield cricketer
  • Tony Charlton - Veteran media commentator
  • Ron Reed - Senior Herald Sun journalist
  • Peter Kerr - Tattersall's
  • Peter French (secretary) - MCC

 

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