List of Indigenous Australian sportspeople

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Aboriginal Cricket Team with Tom Wills (coach and captain), Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 1866

This is a list of indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) athletes and sportspeople. Sports is one of the areas of mainstream Australian society in which native Australians have been able to break through in some degree.

American Football[edit]

Jesse Williams

Association Football (Soccer)[edit]

Lydia Williams

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Cathy Freeman

Australian rules football[edit]


Nathan Jawai


  • Anthony Mundine Holds WBC Silver Superwelter Weight, & former interim WBA Light Middleweight Champion boxer, 2 time WBA Super Middleweight Champion, IBO Middleweight Champion.
  • Daniel Geale A former IBF and former WBA (Super) Middleweight Champion.
  • Lionel Rose the first Koori "Indigenous Australian" to win a world title.
  • Robbie Peden A former IBF Super Featherweight.
  • Dave Sands Held the Australian middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight titles and won the Commonwealth middleweight title, world boxing hall of famer.
  • Wally Carr Held titles the Australasian Light Middleweight title, Australian Junior Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight Title Commonwealth Middleweight title and Oriental Middleweight title.
  • Tony Mundine Held the Australian middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight titles, Commonwealth middleweight and light heavyweight titles.
  • Ron Richards Held the Australian heavyweight, middleweight, light heavyweight title, Commonwealth middleweight title,
  • Jerry Jerome first Indigenous Australian to win a major boxing title, Australian Middleweight Champion.
  • Joe Williams
  • Neville "Chappy" Williams
  • Barry Prior
  • Elley Bennett
  • Hector Thompson
  • Frank Roberts Australia's first indigenous Olympic boxer
  • Jeff Dynevor is the first Aboriginal athlete to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1962
  • Lawrence Austin

Rising Indigenous Boxers

  • Damien Hooper represented Australia at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games
  • Cameron Hammond represented Australia at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, Pro Rec-11 Wins


Eddie Gilbert

Field hockey[edit]

National Rugby League Players[edit]

Kyle Tuner

Rugby Union[edit]

Rugby Sevens[edit]



Horse racing[edit]




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