Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John “Jimmy” Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. The English player in the tip-off is Cyril Thomas. England won the game and the gold medal. The chairs of the Australian players are a mix of set-ups, some with two stabilising rear wheels, some without. Mather-Brown plays in a chair with two large front wheels and a single rear wheel. these chairs were very quick to turn but very unstable and by 1966 were already becoming a rarity.

The basketball (most of) team photo

The Australian wheelchair basketball team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The caption on the image has errors. L to R front row: Gary Hooper, John (“Jim”) Newton, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Bruno Moretti. Team staff L to R back row: John (“Johnno”) Johnston, Kevin Betts, Tim Timmermans. Missing is Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), the only female player in the competition. Australia won the silver medal, losing the final to England.

Dartchery victors – by two points

John Martin (left) shakes hands with his partner John (“Jim”) Newton after they defeated the team from Jamaica by two points in the final of the Dartchery competition at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In the background is Jamaica’s Albert Hall.

Athletes watch the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games opening ceremony

Athletes and officials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the Australian athletes, with some team officials offering them drinks. From left to right are: Lorraine Dodd (later McCoulough-Fry), Kevin Cunningham, Bill Mather-Brown (with camera), Elaine Schreiber, Daphne Ceeney (later Hilton), John “Jimmy” Newton, Bruno Moretti, Mikko Tamminen and Gary Hooper.

Opening Ceremony 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Athletes and offiicials from the competing nations watch the opening ceremony of the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At the right of the photo are nine of the eleven Australian athletes who competed, with some team officials offering them drinks.

1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Team

The members of the 1966 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Kingston Games were:

 

Athletes:

 

Officials

  • Dr John Grant – Medical Officer & Team Manager
  • Johnno Johnson
  • Kevin Betts
  • Tim Timmermans
  • Jan Benn
  • Cyril Thomas

 

Click on the names to read their Wikipedia article.

List of the members of the 1966 Australian Team for the Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

Australia at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes, along with five assistants (escorts) including Kevin Betts, a driving force behind disability sport in New South Wales, and John “Johnno” Johnston, a key individual in the first decade of the Wheelchair Sports Club in Western Australia.

Performance
The Australian team, captained by Bill Mather-Brown, won 85 medals. Multiple gold medalists included Daphne Ceeney, Lorraine Dodd, Gary Hooper, John Martin, Elaine Schreiber, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Vic Renalson and Mikko Tamminen. Ceeney won gold medals in four sports and thirteen medals overall. She was the only female member of the wheelchair basketball team and was reported to have fallen asleep over her lunch, so fatigued was she from her schedule.

English athletes, however, dominated the overall medal count, winning almost twice as many gold medals as the Australians. A major disappointment was the defeat of the basketball team, which was beaten by the English team in the gold-medal match.

The Australian team at the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games consisted of eleven athletes and five assistants (escorts).