Australians in sport...

sporting celebrities who have created handprints with Davson

Immediately after the launch of Sharon Davson’s Hands Up initiative, Australian entertainment, sporting and dignitaries began having their hands painted by Sharon to raise awareness for endangered species our Earth and its inhabitants.

Photographs from the events when Davson assisted the creation of handprints by these fabulous people and other memorabilia, including some original autographed handprints by them, now form part of the Davson Arts Museum collection.

Australian sporting celebrity achievers include:
..... photographs and some details are yet to be added .....

Tim Macartney Snape First person to climb Mount Everest without oxygen
Dick Smith First solo helicopter flight around the world, environmentalist
Champions from various fields
Michelle Martin Multiple times World Champion Squash player
Jane Flemming . . Dual Olympian, 2 Commonwealth Games Gold Medals,15 year elite competition career, TV commentator, successful corporate career
Darren Clark International medal winning track athlete
Rob Brown World Champion 18ft yachtsman and Olympian, TV yachting commentator
Wendi Carroll Aerobics champion and professional instructor
Barbara Kendall Miss Australia Body Builder
Layne Beachey 1998 & 1999 Women's Surfing World Champion, surfing commentator with "Waves" magazine
Pam Burridge 1990 & 1993 Women's Surfing Worls Champion, 1980 & 1981 Australian titles, 1979, 1980 & 1981 NSW Women's titles
Pauline Menczer 1993 Women's Surfing World Champion, 1988 Women's World Amateur Surfing Champion
Tom Carroll 1983 & 1984 World Surfing Champion, 1987, 1990 & 1991 won Pipeline Masters, career of 26 A-rated or better tournament wins
Matt Hoy World Champion Surfer
Bernard Farrelly 1964 won first official World Surfing Championship, 1963, Makaha title in Hawaii, 1965 won successive World Surfing Championship
Wayne Bartholomew 1978 World Surfing Champion, other world titles include Surfabout and Bells
Robert Young 1966 World Surging Champion, 1970 Smirnoff Title, won Bells Beach Classic a record 4 times, World Longboard Championship winner 4 times
Barton Lynch 1987 & 1981 World Champion Surfer
Damien Hardman 1987 & 1981 World Champion Surfer
Shane Powell World Top 40 Cempetition surfer
Simon Anderson World Surfing Champion
Stuart Bedford-Brown 1992 ranked No 44 in the world
Shane Herring World Top 40 Competition surfer
Mark Warren World Top 40 Competition surfer
Richard Marsh World Top 40 Competition surfer
Jodi Holmes World Top 40 Competition surfer
Rugby Union 1993 Wallaby Team
Nick Farr Jones AM Captained Australia a record 36 times, including 1991 World Cup victory, a Bledisloe Cup victory and the William Web Ellis Trophy, played 64 Tests from 1984
Phil Kearns 1993 Captain winning Rugby Union World Championship and AAMI Gold Medal, by 1994 had played in 40 international Tests
David Campese Played in 92 international Tests (played in more internationals than any other Australian), world's leading try-scorer, 1991 World Cup Player of the Series
Anthony Daly By 1994 had played in 37 international Tests, 1990 debt as Australian Test player, also captained NSW
Rod McCall By 1994 had played 35 international Tests, 1992 member of Bledisloe Cup winning team, 1991 played in winning World Cup team
Ewen McKenzie By 1994 had played 37 international Tests, 1990 debut as Australian Test player
Jason Little By 1994 had plyed 30 international Tests, 1990 debut in World Cup Test series, 1993 youngest player in QLD's rugby history to make 50 state appearances, 1991 played in winning World Cup team
Robert Young  
Matthew Burke By 1994 had played 23 international Tests, 1981 - 82 played for Waverly'd first XV and toured the United Kingdom in the unbeated Australian Schoolboys team
Tim Gavin By 1994 had played 34 international Tests, 1990 won the Australian Writer's Player-Of-The-Year award, 1982 played in Australian Schoolboys team
Martin Roebuck By 1994 had plyed in 23 international Tests, 1989 debut World Cup Test series
David Wilson By 1994 had plyed 19 international Tests, 1992 debut against Scotland in Sydney and instrumental in Bledisloe Cup win
Peter Slattery By 1994 had played 15 international Tests, 1994 played 100th game for Queensland, 5 overseas tours, 1992 QLD State Captain
Barry Lea Played in international Tests for Australia
Tim Kava Played in international Tests for Australia
Tamanivalu Tabua Ny 1994 had played 14 international Tests (6 for Fiji, 8 for Australia), 1993 debut for Australia, 1992 played for Queensland, 1990 debut for Fiji
Mark Catchpole Played in international Tests for Australia
Garrick Morgan By 1994 had played 11 international Tests, 1993 named "International Player of the Year" by a French sporting paper, 1992 made international debut
Ryan Constable 1993 debut in international Tests for Australia
Michael Brial By 1994 had played 2 international Tests, 1992 named NSW Player of the Year, 1990 & 91 played in Australian Under-21 XV, 1987 memeber of Australian Schoolboys Team
Scott Bowen By 1994 had played 3 international Tests, 1990 - 91 member of indefeated Australian Schoolboys team, 1993 awarded The Sydney Morning Herald Player of the Year
Tim Hartill Played in international Tests for Australia
Brian Hopley Played in international Tests for Australia
Pat Howard 1993 debut in international Tests for Australia
Bob Lewplet Played in international Tests for Australia
Alistair Murdoch 1991 debut for NSW, 1993 debut in international Tests
David Nucifora By 1994 had played 2 international Tests, 1992 first toured with Australian team, 1991 representative debut for NSW
Warwick Waugh 1993 debit in international Tests for Australia, 1992 first tour with Australian team, 1991 representative debut for NSW
Greg Craig Played in international Tests for Australia
Cameron Osborne Played in international Tests for Australia
Robert Dwyer Wallabies coach, produced a World Cup triumph and several oustanding wins in Australian rugby history
John Breen Manager for the Wallabies
Test Cricketers
Greg Chappel MBE 1974 0 1984 Captained 48 Test Cricket matches and played in 87, first Australian batsman to score 7,000 runs in Tests, shares record for most number of catches by a fieldsman in a Test match, 1976 ABC Sports Award, 1975 first Test Captain to score a century in each innings in first Test as Captain, 1970 scored a century in test debut, now a TV commentator, businessman and Australian selector
Ian Chappel 1970 - 75 Captained 29 Tests, 1964 - 80 played 76 Tests, now a commentator and author
Ritchie Benaud OBE 1958 - 63 Test Captain 27 times including 4 successive Test series wins, played 63 Tests, first Test cricketer to take 200 wickets and score 2000 runs, instrumental in establishing World Series Cricket, 1961 ABC Sports Award, respected TV commentator, journalist, author
Bill Lawry 1967/8 Test series became Australian Captain, 1961 debut in Test cricket and hit 2 centuries on first visit to England, respected commentator
Steve Waugh One of the best overseas records of any Australian Test player, topping batting averages England 1989 & 1993, South Africa 1994 and West Indes 1995
Mike Whitney Test cricketer, bowler, television presenter "Who Dares Wins"
Basketball Sydney Kings
Tim Morrissey  
Damien Keogh  
Dean Uthoff  
Greg Hubbard  
Mario Donaldson  
Michael Kenny  
James Carr  
Tony De Ambrosis  
Neil Turner  
Wayne Womack  
Bob Turner  
Michael Wrublewski
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