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Steffan Nero

Steffan Nero is an Australian partially sighted cricketer who is known for bagging 309 runs against New Zealand and making a world record of the highest individual score in blind cricket in the ODI series in 2022. He has represented Western Australia in other games like goalball, association football, and futsal.

Steffan Nero bags 309 runs against New Zealand

Steffan Nero bags 309 runs against New Zealand

Wiki/Biography

Steffan Nero was born in 1999 (age 23 years; as of 2022) in Perth, Western Australia. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in law and a bachelor’s degree in behavioural science at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia. [1]PerthNow

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Light Beige Blonde

Eye Colour: Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38 Inches, Waist: 30 Inches, Biceps: 12 Inches

Steffan Nero

Family

Parents & Siblings

Steffan’s father’s name is Leo Nero, and his mother’s name is Anna Nero. He has one sister, whose name is TJ Nero.

Steffan Nero with his parents and sister

Steffan Nero with his parents and sister

Wife 

Steffan is unmarried.

Cricket

In 2016, when he was seventeen years old, he got selected for Australia A cricket team. In 2017, he played the Blind T20 World Cup as a part of the Australian blind cricket team; he was the youngest player in the team. In the same year, he made his first century in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships for the Western Australia club.

Steffan Nero celebrating his his first century for the Western Australian club

Steffan Nero celebrating his first century for the Western Australian club

In May 2022, he played the International Cricket Inclusion Series against the New Zealand national blind cricket team.

 

Award

  • In 2018, he won Angus Stewart Award for Personal Achievement.

    Steffan Nero after winning Angus Stewart Award for Personal Achievement

    Steffan Nero after winning Angus Stewart Award for Personal Achievement

  • In 2011, he won an award in the West Australian Football League.

    Steffan Nero posing with a West Australian Football League award

    Steffan Nero posing with a West Australian Football League award

Facts/Trivia

  • He is fondly called by the name ‘Flip’ by his friends and family members. [2]Steffan Nero – Facebook
  • His hobbies include playing football and goalball.
  • Steffan was born with congenital nystagmus. In an interview, he said that he was totally blind at the time of birth. He said,

    When I was young, I was actually very blind. I couldn’t see a metre in front of me, but I hit my head and I actually got better sight.”

  • He used to play cricket with healthy kids when he was young, but he stopped playing after his vision started to worsen. He went through involuntary eye movement.
  • When he was twelve years old, he was interested in playing goalball.

    Steffan Nero playing goalball

    Steffan Nero playing goalball

  • According to him, when he was young, he could not judge the bouncer balls his father used to throw at him while playing cricket.
  • He started his career with football, but he later chose to play blind cricket and goalball.

    Steffan Nero playing cricket when he was young

    Steffan Nero playing cricket when he was young

  • He gained interest in blind cricket because he liked the Western Australian captain Bradley Brider, who shared a good relationship with him.

    Steffan Nero with Bradley Brider

    Steffan Nero with Bradley Brider

  • In 2016, he became the best player in the Australian National Goalball Championship in Sydney and also won the highest goal scorer award in the tournament.
  • In 2017, he played the IBSA Asia/Pacific Goalball Regional Championships after being selected for the Australia men’s national goalball team.
  • In 2017, he earned the Youth Sports scholarship.

    Steffan Nero wins Youth Sports scholarship

    Steffan Nero wins Youth Sports scholarship

  • In an interview, he said that he cannot survive without sports. He said,

    Without sport, I would not be the person I am today. I have met so many incredible people that have all their own lessons and experiences to share with me. Through sport, I have found people whom I can count on for support and guidance.”