The captain of Australia’s men’s Test cricket team and its number one wicket-keeper, Tim Paine’s career has been filled with highlights and setbacks.
Tim became the youngest-ever contracted player in Australia when he received a rookie contract with Tasmania at 16 years of age. He made his first-class debut with Tasmania in 2005 and his first appearance for Australia in a ODI against Scotland in 2008.
His career stalled in 2010 when he suffered a significant finger injury that required seven rounds of surgery over a seven-year period. Heading into the 2017/18 summer, Tim’s career was seemingly coming to an end, but a recall to the Test team and a successful Ashes series had Tim back at the pinnacle of the sport. His appointment as captain of the Test team in March 2018 is testimony to the esteem in which he is held.
The father of two small children, Tim’s interest in the Foundation’s work centres around keeping children safe.
“Being from Tasmania, I’ve always been aware of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. I was 12 when the Port Arthur tragedy occurred,” he said.
“I’m honoured to be asked to serve as Ambassador. Nothing is more important than protecting our children’s future.”
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