Travis Head is an international cricketer who is currently the co vice-captain of the Australian national team in Tests. Head is currently contracted to South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches.
Head is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a part-time bowler. Head has been a constant member of South Australia’s Sheffield Shield side and has been the team’s captain since 2015. Head has 83,900 followers on Instagram and 31,200 followers on Twitter as of July 2019.
Adam Voges is an Australian cricket coach and former batsman who played for the Australian national team at Test, One Day international and Twenty20 International level. Voges also captained Western Australia and Perth Scorchers in domestic cricket. Voges’ test match batting average of 61.87 is third among batsmen who have played a minimum of 20 innings.
Voges was included in the 2016 ICC Test Match Team of the Year. Voges made his first-class debut for Western Australia in 2002-03 Sheffield Series, debuting for Australia in the 2006-07 Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Voges was appointed acting captain of Western Australia in 2012, and has since played for the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. He has also played for teams in the English country cricket, the Indian Premier League and the Caribbean Premier League. Voges made this Test debut for Australia in 2015, scoring centuries and breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs between dismissals in test cricket. He had a stint as captain. Voges currently coaches for the Western Warriors and the Perth Scorchers.
Annette Edmondson is an Australian cyclist who competes on the track with Cycling Australia’s High Performance Unit (HPU) and on the road for the professional women’s team Wiggle High5. Edmondson was a bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympic Games for Omnium and has won gold, silver and bronze medals in this event at several World Championships.Edmondson was a gold medallist for Scratch Race and Team Pursuit at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games respectively and has won gold, silver and bronze medals for the latter event at several World Championships.
Edmondson was silver medallist for Individual Pursuit at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and bronze medallist for this event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She also once received a bronze medal for this event at the World Championships.Edmondson has also represented Orica-AIS at the World Championships in Women’s road cycling, receiving both a silver and bronze in the Team time trial event at two World Championships. Edmondson has 36,000 followers on Instagram (verified) and 17,100 followers on Twitter (verified) as of July 2019.
Jess Foley is a former Australian women’s basketball player who has represented Australia at both junior and senior levels. Foley was formally the captain of the Adelaide Lightening and won gold with Australia at the FIBA Oceania Championships in 2009. Foley attended Duke University in North Carolina for basketball and was subsequently drafted in the WNBA but could not play due to injury.
Foley currently works as a doctor in the Emergency Department at the Flinders Hospital. Foley is currently an AFL player and was part of Sturt’s inaugural SANFL Women’s team. Foley is a great public speaker across a range of topics and is passionate about injury prevention in young athletes. Foley has 904 followers on Instagram (verified) as of July 2019.
Tom Jonas is a current co-captain of the Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC). Jonas recently signed his contract extension, securing his future at the club until the end of the 2022.
Throughout his time at the PAFC, Jonas has received both the Coaches’ Award in 2012, and the Fos Williams Medal (Best Team Man) in 2018. As of May 2019, Jonas has 8,388 followers on Instagram, and 5,421 followers on Twitter. Jonas is media-friendly, particiaptes in a weekly podcast for News Limited, appears on SEN radio and is a co-owner in Hey Diddle Wines.
Bell is a former Australian netball player. Bell’s career started in 2005 with the Sydney Swifts in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy. Bell was the first player in the history of the ANZ Championship to win three premierships. The first was with the New South Wales in 2008 and the second and third with the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2010 and 2013
Bell is a twice-gold medallist at the Netball World Championships, representing Australia in 2011 and 2015. Bell Is a twice-silver medallist at the Netball World Series in 2014 and 2016. Bell now runs the successful Erin Bell Adelaide Netball Training academy. As of July 2019, Bell has 22,000 followers on Instagram (verified) and 8,473 followers on Twitter (verified).
Kiana Elliott is an Australian female weightlifter, competing in the 64kg category and representing Australia at international competitions.
Elliott is a five time consecutive National Champion in weightlifting and holds numerous State, Australian and Oceanian Records at Youth, Junior and Senior levels. Elliott is aspiring to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. As of August 2019, Elliott has over 10,000 followers on Instagram.
Cramey represents Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women’s competition. Cramey is a 2x AFL Women’s premiership player in 2017 and 2019. She was also part of the AFLW All-Australian team in 2017. At state level, Cramey is a 4x SAWFL premiership player (2004, 2014, 2015, 2016); was SAWFL Grand Final best on ground in 2014, has captained the South Australian representative team since 2011 and was part of the All-Australian team in 2011.
Cramey also works as a social worker and is employed by the South Australian correctional services department as a principle advisor for parolees and people in Community Based Corrections. As of July 2019, Cramey has 3,471 followers on Instagram (verified) and 1,564 followers on Twitter (verified).
Wellington is an Australian cricketer who plays for the South Australian Scorpions in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). A bowler who plays leg spin, Wellington made her WNCL debut when aged 15, making her the youngest person to ever represent South Australia in Senior Cricket.
Since 2016, Wellington has represented Australia in all three forms of international cricket- Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Tom Rehn is a renowned sports presenter, jounralist, commentator, MC and Host for events and Brand Ambassador. For nearly a decade, Rehn has held positions as a Sports Presenter and Journalist at Nine Entertainment Co.; a Master of Ceremonies and Varous Hosting Duties at Rehn Media; a Sports Commentator at Crocmedia; and a Sports Presenter at FIVEaa (NOVA Entertainment).
Spencer Johnson is an Australian first-class cricketer who plays for South Australia. He made his List A debut in 2017 for South Australia. Johnson is a strong left-handed quick.
Alex Porter is an Australian professional racing cyclist. Porter is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist (2018) in Team Pursuit (world record) and is a three-time gold medallist in this event at the World Championships (2016, 2017 and 2019).
Porter is extremely charismatic and is a fantastic public speaker to all audiences. Porter has 1,327 followers on Instagram (verified) as of July 2019.
Darren Hicks is an Australian Paralympic cyclist who has won several World Road and Track Championships. He is set to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. At the Para-cycling Road Championships, Hicks has won gold in 2019 and silver medals for Men's Individual Time Trial C2 and silver and bronze medals for Men's Road Race C2. At the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, he has won gold for Men's 3km Indvidual Pursuit C2 in 2019 and silver for Men's Scratch Race C1-3.
Hicks was involved in a tragic accident in 2014, where the truck he was driving lost control on the South Eastern Freeway in Adelaide. This resulted in Hicks needing to have his right leg amputated.
Sam Welsford is an Australian professional racing cyclist. Welsford was a silver medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in team pursuit. Welsford was a gold medalist at the World Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2019 for team purusit, and in 2019 for scratch. He was a twice-gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning gold for team pursuit (world record) and scratch race.
Kell O'Brien is an Australian professional racing cyclist. He is twice-gold medalist at the World Championships in 2017 and 2019 for team pursuit (world record). He won bronze at the World Championships in 2017 for individual pursuit. O'Brien also won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 for team pursuit. He was awarded the Australian Institute of Sport Emerging Athlete of the Year in 2017.
Leigh Howard is an Australian professional racing cyclist. Howard has won 4 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal at the World Championships between 2009 and 2012, having compted in omnium, madison, and team pursuit events. Howard also recently won gold in team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 (world record).
Alex Ross is an Australian cricketer who began playing for South Australia in 2012. Ross rose to prominence in the 2014-15 season when he began playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. In his first match at the Strikers, he scored 65 runs of 31 balls, making great use of the sweep shot- earning him the nickname "sweepologist".
Ross currently represents South Australia in first-class and one-day cricket whilst also playing for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.
Aidan Tropiano recently moved from the WAFL to the SANFL, with an impressive recording including a club best-and-fairest, state representation and the WAFL’s highest individual award (Sandover Medal).
Tropiano currently plays for the Roosters in the North Adelaide Football Club (SANFL). Tropiano has 987 followers on Instagram as of July 2019.
Darren Lehmann is a former Australian cricketer and coach of the Australian National Team. Lehmann made his ODI debut in 1996 and Test debut in 1998. He became a regular in the national ODI team in 2001 and Test team in late 2002. Lehmann coached the IPL teams Deccan Chargers from 2009 to 2012 and Kings XI Punjab in 2013. He also coached Queensland during the 2010/11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. He then went on to be the head coach of the Australian cricket team until 2018.
Lehmann founded the successful Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy over 15 years ago. Lehmann is passionate about working with young talent and is an outstanding keynote speaker, guest speaker and participant in Q&A. As of May 2019, Lehmann has 7,243 followers on Instagram, and 332,000 on his verified Twitter account.
Travis Dodd is an Australian soccer player who plays for North Eastern MetroStars SC in the National Premier League - South Australia competition. He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger and can also play as a striker.
Deandra Dottin is an international cricketer. A right-handed batswoman and right-arm fast bowler, Dottin made her debut for the West Indies women's cricket team in June 2008. She plays as a hard-hitting lower-order batswoman, and scored the first century in a women's Twenty20 International in 2010. In August 2016 it was announced she had signed to play for the Brisbane Heat in the Women's Big Bash League. She played in her 100th Women's One Day International (WODI) match, when the West Indies played India in the group stage of the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, on 29 June 2017.
In June 2018, she was named the Women's T20 International Cricketer of the Year at the annual Cricket West Indies' Awards. In September 2018, she became the third woman to play in 100 Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) matches, during the series against South Africa. In October 2018, Cricket West Indies awarded her a women's contract for the 2018–19 season. In August 2019, she was named as both the Women's ODI and Women's T20I Player of the Year by Cricket West Indies.
Greg Blewtt is a retired Australian right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler who represented the Australain national cricekt team in Test cricket and One-Day International matches from 1995 to 2000.
Blewtt is currently a SACA Redbacks High Performance Coach.
Jake Lehmann is an Australian cricketer who plays for South Australia. Lehmann is the eldest son of former Australian coach Darren Lehmann, and nephew of former English player Craig White.
Lehmann began his first-class career in the 2014-15 season and enjoyed early success, scoring a double century in his second season. Lehmann currently plays for South Australia, the Adelaide Strikers, as well as Yorkshire. Lehmann has 6,893 followers on Instagram and 2,740 followers on Twitter (verified) as of July 2019.
Jason Gillespie is a former Australian cricketer who played all three formats of the game- Test, One Day and Twenty20. Gillespie primarily played as a right-arm fast bowler, but he was also a respected lower-order batsman- once scoring an unbeaten 201, the highest score by a night-watchman in international cricket history. Gillespie made his Test debut against the West Indies at Sydney in 1996 and his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the Singer World Series in 1996. He also played for South Australia, Yorkshire and Glamorgan at first-class level. Towards the beginning of 2008, Gillespie announce his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia before a brief stint for the Anmehedabad Rockets in the Indian Cricket League.
Gillespie has gone on to have an illustrious coaching career. He started coaching various teams in Zimbabwe in 2010 before being drafted as the bowling coach of the Kings XI Punjab team in the Indian Premier League in 2011. Later that year he went on to become the first-team coach of Yorkshire for several years. In this position, he saw the team upgraded to first division where they won two titles. Gillespie went on to coach the Adelaide Strikers team in the Big Bash in 2015 and became the interim head coach for Papua New Guinea in 2017 before taking up his current position of head coach of Sussex in 2018. As of June 2019, Gillespie has 148,000 followers on his verified Twitter account.
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Mattner is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans and Adelaide Crows in the AFL. He was traded to Sydney from the Crows in October 2007 in exchange for draft pick number 28. He was a Sydney premiership player in 2012 and a Sturt premiership player in 2002.
Mattner was Adelaide's leading tackler for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. He retired midway during the 2013 AFL season due to ongoing hip injury. He has sinced coached the Sydney Swans as a development coach and then Sturt as head coach, leading the team to victory in 2016 and 2017. This made him one of the few players to win an SANFL Premiership as a player and coach, as well as an AFL Premiership as a player.
Nathan Bassett is a former AFL player for the Adelaide Football Club, having played 210 games between 1998-2008. He is currently an assistant coach with the Port Adelaide Football Club whilst also overseeing the Nathan Bassett Football Academy which runs elite coaching programs for young AFL players across SA.
Bassett made his SANFL debut with Norwood in 1996 and his AFL debut with Adelaide vs Carlton on 28 March 1998 at Prices Park. He was selected for the All-Australian team in 2006. Following this, Bassett was the Norwood Premiership coach 2010-2013, where he oversaw the team win premierships in 2012 and 2013.
Tait is a former Australian cricketer who represented Australia in all three forms of cricket.He was a right arm fast bowler that experienced most success in One Day Internationals and T20 Cricket.
Tait was a member of Australia’s undefeated One Day team at the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Tait played for two T20 teams in the Indian Premier League and three teams in Australia’s Big Bash League. Tait won four different awards throughout his career including the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
Cameron Valente is an Australian all-rounder cricketer contracted to the South Australian Redbacks. Valente represented South Australia at under-17 and under-19 level before playing for the Australian national under-19 cricket team in the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Valente went on to play in South Australia’s under-23 team in the Futures League before making his first-class debut in the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield season.
Vaelente’s best performances for South Australia have come in List A matches, he took the equal-most wickets in the 2016-17 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup and has cored two List A centuries.
Mark Steketee is an Australian cricketer who is a right-arm fast bowler and lower order batsman for the Brisbane Heat and the Queensland state side.
Steketee made his domestic debut for Brisbane Heat in the 2013-14 Big Bash league before he played for the National Performance Squad in the quadrangular one-day tournament in the winter of 2014. During the 2017-18 season, Steketee represented the Cricket Australia XI in the 2017-18 JLT One-Day Cup.
Harry Nielsen is an Australian cricketer and son of former South Australian cricketer Tim Nielsen. Nielsen filled in as a wicket-keeper in a tour match for South Africa against Cricket Australia XI in 2016, replacing South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock when he was ruled out with a viral infection.
During the 2017-18 season, Nielsen made debuts in all three forms of cricket- first-class, one-day and Twenty20. He plays for Cricket Australia XI in the JLT One-Day Cup and tour matches; the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League; and South Australia in the Sheffield Shield.
Simon Milenko is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Melbourne Stars and Tasmania. Milenko is an all-rounder who is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler. In 2014-15 he represented Queensland and in 2015-2019 he played for the Hobart Hurricanes.
Michael Klinger is an Australian first-class cricketer, who held the record for the most runs scored in the Big Bash League when he retired in 2019. Until the 2008-09 season, Klinger played for Victoria and for St Kilda Cricket Club in Premier Cricket. Klinger joined the South Australian Redbacks for the 2008-09 season. He was their captain in 2010 and was recognized as the State Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. Klinger currently plays for Gloucestershire (squad no. 2).
Klinger was bought by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 (IPL), he was recruiter by the Perth Scorchers in 2014 and then played for Western Australia. In 2018, Klinger announced his retirement from first-class cricket.
Conor McInerney is an Australian cricketer who made his first-class debut for Sotuh Australia in the 2017-18 Sheffield Shield season on 5 March 2018. He made his List A debut for South Australia in the 2018-19 JLT One-Day Cup on 3 October 2018.
Tom O’Connell is an Australian cricketer who plays as a bowling all-rounder, bowling right-arm leg spin.
O’Connell made his List A debut for Victoria in the 2018-19 KLT One-Day Cup on 16 September 2018. He made his Twenty20 debut for the Melbourne Stars in the 2018-19 Big Bash League season on 14 January 2019.
Mick Lewis is former Australian cricketer who made his first-class debut for the Victorian Bushrangers in the 1999/2000 season. Lewis went on to have outstanding seasons in 2002/03 and 2003/04 (when Victoria won the Pura Cup) and 2004/05. Lewis went on to play seven One Day Internationals and two T20 internationals for Australia, all between December 2005 and March 2006. Lewis went on to play cricket in various other forms before becoming the coach for the Victorian Bushrangers.
Joe Dawes is a former Australian cricketer who played for the Queensland Bulls in Australian domestic cricket as a right-arm fast bowler. Dawes enjoyed his first full season in 2001-02, cementing his spot in the side until a career ending knee injury in 2005. He finished as Queensland’s eight-highest wicket-taker of all time with 238 victims at 24.95 from his 64 matches.
Dawes also played cricket at Middlesex and for the Marylebone Cricket Club. In February 2012, he was appointed the coach of the Indian cricket team. He has also coached Papua New Guinea. Dawes is currently and Assistant Coach to the Australian Women’s Cricket Team.
Chris Rogers is a former Australian cricketer who played for the Australian national team. Rogers is a left-handed opening batsman who played for Western Australia for ten years. Following this, he moved to Victoria. In the last decade, Rogers played county cricket for England for five first-class teams.
Although Rogers is colour blind and short sighted, he maintained a first-class average of nearly 50. He played for the Australian national team in 2008 and from 2013- 2015 where he opened the batting for Australia in 24 Tests. Rogers went on to captain Somerset in 2016.
Harris is a former Australian cricketer who is currently the coach for the Kings XI Punjab team in the Indian Premier League.
Harris was a right-arm fast bowler for the Australian national cricket team until he was forced to retire during the Ashes tour lead up of 2015 with a knee injury. Harris’ injury hindered hm for most of his career, but despite this he remained one of Australia’s highest rated fast bowlers.
Jamie Siddons is an Australian cricketer who played Sheffield Shield first-class cricket for 16 years. Initially playing for Victoria, he moved to South Australia in 1991. Siddons broke David Hooke’s Shield run record of 9,364 in 1996, going on to make 10,643 runs in 146 games. Siddons stands as the third-highest run scorer in the Shield’s history behind Darren Lehmann (Helix-managed) and Jamie Cox. Siddons represented Australia in a One Day International in 1977 and was a reserve for the 1987 Cricket World Cup.
Siddons went on to enjoy an illustrious coaching career. He began coaching the Bangladesh national cricket team in 2007 before going on to coach the Wellington Firebirds in New Zealand in 2011. Siddons is currently the Head Coach for the South Australian Redbacks.
Gavin Wanganeen is a former AFL player who played for Essendon in the AFL and Port Adelaide in both the AFL and SANFL. Wanganeen won the 1993 Brownlow Medal and has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He was a 2x AFL premiership player (1993, 2004), was an SANFL premiership player (1990), was a John Cahill Medalist in 2003 and the Port Adelaide captain between 1997-2000. In addition to this, he was a 5x All-Australian team representative (1992, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003) and participated in the National Football Carnival championship of 1993. Further to this, Wanganeen was awarded the following honours: Michael Tuck Medal (1993), Essendon Team of the Century (back pocket) and Champions of Essendon (number 19).
Wanganeen is currently a contributor for Fox Sports Footy, is a contemporary Aboriginal artist and is a Director for the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Jy Farrar currently plays for the Sctoch Old Scholars in South Australia and he is training on the Adelaide Crows Development Squad. Farrar used to play in Halls Creek, Western Australia; and Wangaratta, Victoria. The cousin of Crows forward Shane McAdam plays on the wing and off half-back using his leg speed and good foot skils.
Ash Johnson currently plays for the Sctoch Old Scholars in South Australia and he is training on the Adelaide Crows Development Squad. Johnson originates from Halls Creek.
Marcelo Carrusca is a retired Argentine-Australian professional. He usually plays as an attacking midfielder. Carrusca started his professional career at Estudiantes de La Plata before moving to the Turkish side Galatasaray S.K. in 2006. He later played for Cruz Azul (loan) in Mexico before returning to Estudiantes in 2009. He then went on to play for Banfield (loan) and San Martín de San Juan before he went on to play for five seasons at Adelaide United in the A-League before finishing his career at West Adelaide.
Carrusca also currently oversees the Carrusca Football Academy where he coaches at private schools in Adelaide. He also assists with coaching at West Adelaide Football Club.
Sam Kerber is currently vice-captain of the Adelaide University Cricket Club where he is an all-rounder. Kerber is also part of the Emerging Redbacks program at the Sotuh Australian Redbacks.