Meet Team Australia

Team Australia will be represented by 105 athletes and 35 officials across 11 sports in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Athletics

Amanda Stevens
(NSW)

"I am excited to represent my state, country, travel to new a country and meet people from other countries."

Amechai Bawden
(SA)

"I want to do my best so that all my hard work, and training, shows what athletes with disabilities can do. I'm happy to have the opportunity to experience competing at this level."

Jasmine Williams 
(QLD)

"I'm so excited to represent Australia, it means the world to me."

Kurtis Becker 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to compete at world level, in the sport I love most, and to travel overseas."

Laura Butler 
(VIC)

"I'm excited to compete at world level, in the sport I love most, and to travel overseas."

Lleyton Lloyd 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to be competing against other countries and make new friends."

Madison McPherson 
(VIC)

"I'm excited to compete for Australia against athletes from other countries, hopefully making new friends, and getting to travel overseas."

Nicole Robinson
(NSW)

"I am proud to represent Australia in the World Games in a sport I love."

Sara Kely 
(NSW)

"Im looking forward to meeting new people, having fun and doing my best when competing against different countries."

Trent Porter 
(QLD)

"I will feel very proud to wear the green and gold. I am so excited and can't wait to represent Australia."

William Turner 
(SA)

"I'm excited to compete against the rest of the world."

Brady Rose 
(QLD)

"I'm Representing my country at a sport I really enjoy competing in. Making my family proud."


Basketball

Amy Howard 
(SA)

"I'm looking forward to proudly representing Australia."

Angela Braido
(ACT)

"I am excited to represent Australia and to make new friends."

Beau Lawson 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to wear the Green and Gold."

Hannah Sandeman 
(NSW)

"I'm excited that I get to fulfill my dream and compete in something that I never thought I would get to do."

Jessica Discalvo 
(NSW)

"I am proud to be selected and to wear a uniform in green and gold."

Koby Banks 
(NSW)

"I feel very excited, this is something I have always dreamed of."

Krystel Skye Pugsley 
(SA)

"I feel speechless! It's just very amazing. I'm so happy, I want to cry and put in my 100%  best! Oh my God (OMG), I'm so happy!"

Lachlan Woollett 
(SA)

"It makes me feel proud to represent my home country. To wear the green and gold makes me feel special."

Luke Huska 
(NSW)

"I feel very proud and excited to be representing Australia. I will try my best!"

Madison Howard-Windley 
(NSW)

"I feel so proud to be selected and I can't wait to meet new friends and see the country."

Matthew Whateley 
(VIC)

"I am proud to be representing Australia at the World Games in a sport I love."

Michael Baines 
(VIC)

"I never thought I'd wear the Green and Gold on the World stage outside of Australia."

Sam Randall 
(VIC)

"I feel honoured to be offered the opportunity to represent Australia at the World Games!"

Scott Seidl 
(NSW)

"I'm so excited to play for Australia!"

Sky Waterson 
(QLD)

"I'm excited for everything! Visiting a new country, being a part of the games. I am very excited!"

Skye Cameron 
(VIC)

"I can't wait to represent Australia at the World Games!"


Bocce

Benjamin Hart 
(QLD)

"I am excited to represent Australia in a sport I love, and make new friends in a new country."

Charmain Ward
(NSW)

"I'm looking forward to meeting athletes from around the world and making new friends for a lifetime!"

Vicki Robbins 
(VIC)

"I'm excited to be able to experience going to the World Games, as my Husband Andrew has been twice for Bocce."

Anthony Ward 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to wear the green & gold uniform"


Bowling

Dale Giumelli 
(SA)

"I'm looking forward to representing Australia overseas."

Darren Wallis 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to travel and meet new people."

Graham Cleland 
(QLD)

"I am proud to represent Australia in a new country and to make new friends."

Grant Francis 
(NSW)

"I'm looking forward to being able to represent my Country and do all of my family, friends and fellow sports mates proud and meet people from all over the world."

Jason Holley 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to represent Australia and my region."

Kellie Martlew 
(SA)

"I'm excited  to meet new friends from right around the world and renew old friendships from previous games."

Madison Sims 
(NSW)

"I'm excited to represent Australia."

Mary Marks
(NSW)

"I'm looking forward to representing my country."

Rachel Fenwick
(SA)

"I am proud to represent Australia and make new friends."

Tegan O-Keeffe
(QLD)

"I'm looking forward to being a part of the Australian team."

Thomas Howlett 
(QLD)

"I'm looking forward to representing my country."

Zoe Ford 
(VIC)

"I'm excited to represent Austalia, compete at World Games and make new friends."


Equestrian

Jordan Hill 
(WA)

"I am excited to meet lots of athletes from around the world and at the same time represent my Country in Equestrian. "

Nathan Harvey 
(QLD)

"I'm excited to ride for my country, I feel so overwhelmed and proud."

Shelby Davis-Hill 
(QLD)

"I'm excited to represent Australia, getting to ride other people’s horses, making new friends and travelling to another country."

Willow Hersnat
(QLD)

"I'm excited to go to a new Country and represent Australia."


Football

Adam Davison 
(QLD)

"Being able to represent Australia and getting to wear the Green and Gold at the World Games is something truly amazing! It's been a dream of mine since I was 13, and I'm very proud of this opportunity."

Bradley Southwell 
(NSW)

"I feel very proud, I'm looking forward to stepping out in my uniform at the opening ceremony."

Cameron Brazier 
(QLD)

"I feel so honoured to represent my country."

Craig Muhlbock
(NSW)

"This is the best feeling you can have. I am very proud to be part of the Australian team." 

Emily Casella
(WA)

"I'm excited to play in the Australian team, I love the sport."

James Duncan 
(QLD)

"I'm looking forward to meeting different people, competing at world level and competing for my country to the best of my ability."

James Gibbs 
(NSW)

"I'm so excited to represent Australia."

Jason Blackadder 
(NSW)

"I feel excited and very happy to play for Australia on a world level."

Joshua Long 
(QLD)

"I feel very excited to play for Australia."

Raquel White 
(NSW)

"I am excited and proud to go to another country and be part of a great team."


Golf

Amanda Patterson 
(QLD)

"I am excited to compete and make new friends."

Chad Johnson 
(QLD)

"It makes me proud to compete for my country."

Jason Russo 
(NSW)

"I'm very proud to be representing Special Olympics Australia."


Gymnastics

Chelsea Palmer
(NSW)

"I am very excited to represent Australia at the World Games."

Ellen Maher 
(NSW)

"I'm happy, excited and proud to meet new people from other countries."

Imogen Campbell 
(NSW)

"I'm happy and excited that I get to play sport and represent Australia at the World Games."

Martin Smith 
(QLD)

"I'm excited as I went to LA in 2015, and loved wearing the green and gold; to experience this again is amazing, I did not think I would be selected."

Patrick Forssman 
(VIC)

"I'm excited and I feel proud to represent Australia."

Sinead Angelica Skorka Brennan
(QLD)

"I feel special being selected as one of  the 105 athletes for the Australian Team. I look forward to meeting athletes from other countries and to go to Abu Dhabi."


Sailing

Alyse Saxby 
(NSW)

"I'm looking forward to doing Australia proud, meeting new people and catching up with friends from other countries."

Belinda Hill 
(QLD)

"I am very proud to be playing for Australia at the World Games."

Catharine Keir 
(ACT)

"I feel proud to be given the opportunity to represent Australia at the World Games, in a sport that I love."

Chelseann Osborne
(QLD)

"I'm looking forward to everything, most of all representing Australia."

Jacob Willaims 
(QLD)

"I feel proud to compete in a new location."


Swimming

Alicia Martino 
(SA)

"I am excited to represent my country and state, travel to a new country, and meet people from other countries."

Aliesha Sneesby 
(QLD)

"I feel very proud to be part of team Australia."

Anna Leighton 
(VIC)

"I think it's amazing that I was selected to represent Australia and I cannot wait. I am proud to be part of the team."

Belinda Prince 
(NSW)

"I am very excited to represent Australia at the World Games."

Catrin Culla
(QLD)

"I feel so proud to be selected and I can't wait to meet new friends and see the country."

Charles Wilkins 
(SA)

"I cannot wait to represent Australia in the World Games, and to make new friends."

Ethan Chan 
(QLD)

"I am proud to have the opportunity to represent Australia at the World Games, and I am excited to make new friends along the way."

Hernani Paiva Boauida 
(VIC)

"I can't wait to represent Austraia at the World Games in a sport that I love!"

Jason Howard
(NSW)

"I 'm happy and excited to represent Australia in the World Games!"

Jeremy Gawne 
(QLD)

"I feel very proud to wear green and gold for Australia, try my best and compete against people from other nations."

Jordan Overs 
(QLD)

"I am excited to see new places and meet lots of new people. It makes me feel grown up to be on my own without my family."

Lauren Heggie 
(NSW)

"I am excited for the opportunity to be able to have a fun experience visiting another country with my family, team and friends. "

Melissa Jarvis
(NSW)

"I'm so excited, it's a dream come true! I can’t wait to get there, it makes me proud to be Australian."

Nathan Pearce 
(VIC)

"It is a great honour and opportunity to go to another country in a safe way."

Paul Kaiser 
(VIC)

"I'm so excited and proud to compete against other nations."

Peter Furnell 
(WA)

"I am looking forward to meeting and competing with athletes from different countries."

Sandy Freeman 
(NSW)

"I feel very proud. It is a big honour to represent your country."

Sarah Chaplin 
(VIC)

"I'm excited, pumped and proud to be able to represent my country."

Teila Bulmer
(NSW)

"I am excited and proud to compete for Australia."

Tiffany Smith
(QLD)

"I feel honoured to be selected to compete for Australia at the World Games."

Timothy Gould 
(QLD)

"I feel so proud to be selected and I can't wait to meet new friends and see the country."

Tryphena Nicolai 
(SA)

"I'm so excited and it feels fantastic to be swimming against other swimmers."

William Coventry 
(QLD)

"I feel wonderful, proud and excited to be representing Australia."

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Ben Morrison 
(VIC)

"I always feel proud when wearing the Green and Gold to represent my country."

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Tennis

Andrew Bascetta 
(VIC)

"This the first time that I am going to compete at the World Games, and I'm excited to meet new friends from around the world."

Annalise Fadeev 
(NSW)

"I am very proud to wear the Australian uniform. I have never done this before and it is very special."

Benjamin Hendire 
(QLD)

"I'm so excited to play for Australia, it's awesome!."

Chloe Johnston 
(QLD)

"I am so excited and proud to be representing my country and being with athletes who are my friends, and making new friendships."

Kelly Wren 
(NSW)

"I'm so excited as this is a great competition opportunity."

Lisa Sheehy 
(QLD)

"I'm so excited to be able to represent Australia and be with friends."

Mitchell James 
(QLD)

"I feel very proud being part of the Australian team and playing for Australia."

Edward Graham 
(VIC)

"To represent my country."

 

Please note, there are still 2 team members to be confirmed (1 sailing and 1 swimming).