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OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVES
TTA is pleased to present the complete records for all players who have officially represented Australia at senior level in both able-bodied and para competitions. Australia first competed internationally in able-bodied events at the 1954 World Championships in London, with the trio of Lou Laza, Geoff Jennings and Bill Hodge being the first players to don the green and gold. In para events, William "Bill" Mather-Brown and Bruno Moretti had the honour of being the first Australian representatives when they competed at the 1960 Stoke Mandeville Games (Paralympic Games) in Rome. Since then, Australia has been a mainstay on the international scene, winning a multitude of titles and medals along the way. To date, a grand total of 78 men and 70 women have represented Australia in able-bodied competitions and 73 men and 29 women have represented Australia in para competitions, making this a prestigious and exclusive club.
TTA feels it is important to recognise all official Australian representatives to showcase our proud history and identify all those who have contributed to our success. TTA developed the following criteria that must be met in order to be recognised:
The intention is by limiting the events at which a player can become an official Australian representative, it provides a tough but fair and consistent criteria. Moreover, it eliminates official Australian representation being awarded through competing in minor events, friendly international matches, or representing ‘Australia B’ Teams or ‘Australia Development’ Teams etc.
TTA has reviewed all historical records and compiled a complete career record for every official Australian representative. For each player this comprises their official player number, every international competition where they represented Australia, all international medals won, all Oceania titles won, and all national titles and awards won. TTA and all players can be proud of this thorough and comprehensive piece of work.
All official Australian representatives are awarded complimentary TTA Past Player and Alumni Membership (if they are not a member in any other capacity), ensuring a link to the sport can be maintained.
Please check in regularly as the records will be continuously updated.
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