Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame Inductees

The Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame has inducted two new athletes at a Cocktail Function held at the Motors Showroom in Hobart.

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Jeremy Rockliff, announced Sam Beltz and David Guest as the newest inductees to join 133 other Tasmanians as members in the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.

Sam Beltz, twice an Olympic rower, started his rowing journey at Lindisfarne Rowing Club, while also training with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport. Sam became a member of the Australian Rowing Team in 1999 and was a member for 15 years.

Sam went on to become a World Champion in the Lightweight Men’s Four at the 2011 World Championship in Bled, Slovenia and competed at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games.

Since retiring, Sam works as a physiotherapist in Hobart focusing on workplace rehabilitation and injury management.

Hockey star David Guest was a member of the Kookaburras for 10 years and played a total of 103 international matches, scoring 19 goals during his extensive career.

David is an Olympic Bronze medallist, having competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Other career highlights include being a part of the team to win the Champions Trophy in Chennai in 2005 and coming second at the same competition held in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.

Following retirement from International Hockey, David has assisted with coaching the Tassie Tigers and has further developed his coaching with the Kookaburras, Hockeyroos, Fremantle Dockers and worked at the Western Australian Institute of Sport and New South Wales Institute of Sport.

The Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame is based at the Silverdome in Launceston and may also be viewed online.