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 2022.
Steffan Nero was born in 1999 (age 23 years; as of 2022) in Perth, Western Australia. He pursued a degree in bachelor of laws and a degree in bachelor of behavioural science at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia.
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
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 is unmarried.
In 2016, when he was seventeen years old, he got selected for the Australian A team. In 2017, he played the 2017 Blind T20 World Cup as a part of the Australian blind cricket team, and he became the youngest player in the team. In 2017, he made his first century in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships for the Western Australia club.
In May 2022, he played the International Cricket Inclusion Series against the New Zealand national blind cricket team.
- In 2018, he won Angus Stewart Awards for Personal Achievement.
- In 2011, he won an award in the West Australian Football League.
- He is fondly called by the name ‘Flip’ by his friends and family members.
- 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 further 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.
- 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.
- He gained interest in blind cricket because he liked the Western Australian captain Bradley Brider, who shared a good relationship with him.
- 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.
- 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.”