Australia

Australia is the reigning Paralympic gold medalist, having defeated Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Games. With their heavy-hitting combo of Ryley Batt and Chris Bond, the Australians pack a major punch. Top teams like Canada and Sweden, however, will be gunning for the Aussies in the hopes of improving their own seeding leading in to the World Championships.

Team Staff

Head Coach -- Brad Dubberley
Elisha Gartner -- Team Manager
Andrew McGough -- Team Staff (Medical)
Greg Smith -- Assistant Coach
Bill Roberts -- Team Staff (Equipment)
Ross Pinder - Team Staff - Support
Jason Hunt - Team Staff (Support)

Team Highlights

  • 1995: 5th – World Championships, Nottwill, SWI
  • 1996: 6th – Paralympics, Atlanta, USA
  • 1998: 5th – World Championships, Toronto, CAN
  • 2000: 2nd – Paralympics, Sydney, AUS
  • 2002: 2nd – World Championships, Gothenberg, SWE
  • 2004: 5th – Paralympics, Athens, GRE
  • 2006: 6th – World Championships, Christchurch, NZL
  • 2008: 2nd – Paralympics, Beijing, CHN
  • 2010: 2nd – World Championships, Richmond, CAN
  • 2012: 1st - Paralympics, London, UK

Team Roster

#3: Ryley Batt

Class: 3.5

#10: Chris Bond

Class: 3.5

#5: Jason Ellery

Class: 2.0

#2: Nazim Erdem

Class: 0.5

#4: Josh Hose

Class: 3.0

#7: Jason Lees

Class: 1.0

#22: Matthew Lewis

Class: 3.5

#6: Michael Ozanne

Class: 0.5

#12: Curtis Palmer

Class: 2.5

#11: Ryan Scott

Class: 0.5

#23: Jayden Warn

Class: 3.0