||Sports Wall of Fame Criteria
The following outlines the criteria for the categories that have been defined for the Sports Wall of Fame. When completing the application, please keep these guidelines in mind to ensure that the submission meets the definitions.
Application forms can be picked up at the Community Services Dept. office,
375 Finkle St. adjacent to the Community Complex or download one below.
City of Woodstock
Community Services Department
375 Finkle Street
Sports Wall of Fame Nomination Application
To be considered for the current selection period, all applications must be received by April 1st of this year at the Community Services Office, 375 Finkle Street.
These submissions do not have to be restricted to sports that are strictly related with ice facility operations. All type of sport participation will be considered by the committee and accessed according to the criteria as outlined.
Individuals must either be a Woodstock and area native with roots in the Woodstock sporting community, or an individual or team representing Woodstock. This individual is not required to currently reside locally.
A minimum of 5 years has passed since the championship attained or as a minor sports team the average age of the players now exceeds 21 years.
The team usually will have won a Provincial, National or International competition or another significant achievement because of a landmark result or an equivalent accomplishment such as, winning a “Silver Stick” in hockey
“Team” could be, as an example a foursome (curling), a threesome (Lawnbowling) or a duo (badminton), or larger.
A team might be recognized if they have contributed significantly to Sport in this community and encouraged others to participate.
Individual Athlete – Male and Female
Nominees will be 21 years or older and 5 years should have passed since their most significant achievement. This person will not be considered if they are still “climbing the ladder” in their sport. Preference will be given to an athlete who has retired from competition. The criteria may be set aside for special circumstances.
The individual must have usually won or participated on a Provincial, National, International or Professional sport competition and/or be recognized as having competed at their sport’s highest level , and/or have achieved a significant result at a level of competition deemed to be of equivalent status (i.e. Central Canadian Divisional Championships in figure skating)
The individual may have been a significant member of a championship team (see team criteria that did not represent Woodstock, but meets “residency requirements”
The individual may have competed. Successfully in sports while living in another community, but has now settled and lived in Woodstock for more than 15 years.
Builder of Sport Category
Long-time dedication to a sports group, team, or association, usually a founding member or a person with a long-term contribution. The individual has become synonymous with the sport or association he/she has been an integral part.
Close consideration shall be given to an individual who has recently retired from that involvement, unless their tenure has exceeded 30 years.
The individual to be honoured does not have to have been a volunteer, but could have been paid in some fashion for their work. There may have been a beyond-and-above the call of duty and dedication from this person.
The individual(s), organization or association usually will have contributed to this community in a significant manner related to sport and sport development. This could include the development, administration, officiating, on-going operations, and/or the development of youth in a positive and productive manner.
For the Historic Category, the individual(s), team, organization or association usually will have contributed in a positive and significant manner to sport and sport development, through their participation or involvement in sport.
More than 40 years will have passed since their accomplishment.
May also qualify under other categories but deserves special consideration due to the time frame.
Lifetime Achievement Award
An individual who has been involved in defining the community sports scene, making significant contributions through most but not necessarily all of the following areas: athletic achievement, organization, development, mentoring, volunteering, and/or coaching
Major contributions did not occur in another community as it would be expected they would be honoured in their “hometown”.