Ben Hardy has been an outstanding representative of his state and country in volleyball, his 25 years at the top of the sport unmatched.
Starting with the national program as an 18-year-old, he played in his first full international at age 19 – he was subsequently selected to play for Australia every year for the next 17 years.
Ben played an Australian record of 420 international games and captained the National team for six years. He played at two Olympics, four World Championships and seven Asian Championships, including being captain in 2007 when the Australians won for the first time.
Ben played as a professional volleyballer in European leagues for 17 years, winning the Australian Volleyball Male player of the year on four occasions.