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Bob Winter

Accolades & Accomplishments 


Australian Open Doubles

- 1996

- 2005

Australian Masters (40+) Singles

​- 2002

- 2003

- 2009

Australian Masters (40+) Doubles

​- 1990

- 2005

- 2006

- 2008

- 2009

Australian Super Masters (50+) Singles

​- 2013

Australian Super Masters (50+) Doubles

​- 2004

- 2013


O'Connor Cup Champion

​- 1970

- 1974

Australian Masters (40+) Doubles

​- 1992

- 1993

- 1996

- 2002

Australian Super Masters (50+) Doubles

​- 2000

- 2001

- 2013

Bob Winter

Bob Winter first played handball in 1966 as a member of the SA State Schoolboys Team as the Singles and Doubles Champion while attending CBC Adelaide. The following year Bob joined the Rostrevor Handball Club as a senior player and made the SA State Team. Bob played State Handball through to 1971 and was a member of the SA State Team's great 1970 O'Connor Cup victory. In 1971 Bob was transferred in his employment to Darwin for 3 years. On his return in late 1974 he once again played for Rostrevor and represented SA at the Aust Championships.

At this time in '74, Bob together with Mick and Jim Kiley as a group set about restructuring the SAHA Pennant plaving program and commenced recordina all pennant records and the players playing details which has been carried through to date.

In 1977 Bob was a member of the first A Grade Team Premiership win by the Rostrevor Handball Club. Bob continued to play for Rostrevor and was a member of the State Handball Team through to 1984 when once again an employment transfer took him and his family back to Darwin.

While in Darwin Bob was involved in starting up the Northern Territory Handball Association which involved at its peak, 30 senior and junior members and playing on a new purpose built 1-Wall Handball Court at O'Loughlin College in Darwin. Through his very good friends Mick Kiley and Chris McLennan Handball tours from SA to the NT were established on an annual basis where the SA visitors travelled to Darwin for a week to play in the NT 1-Wall Handball Championships.

Further, a NT State Team played in the 1988 Australian Championships with representatives in the Open Singles and Doubles Championships and a team in the Rostrevor Cup competition. Subsequently the Inaugural Australian 1-Wall Handball Championships were played in Darwin in 1989.

Returning to Adelaide in 1990 Bob joined the West Adelaide Handball Club. No longer in the picture for SA State Team representation, Bob played in and won a number of Australian Masters titles in both 1, 3 and 4-Wall Championships.

From 2003 onwards Bob travelled overseas to play in the World Handball 1-Wall Championships and was successful in winning 50+ & 60+ World Championships.

Bob has had a long history of playing and administrative connection with SA and

Australian Handball as follows:

  • 51 Years Member of the SA Handball Association

  • 5 Times Winner of the Presidents Trophy

  • 14 Years State Representation

  • SAHA Life Membership 1992

  • 29 Years SAHA Administration as President, Treasurer, Secretary & Com.

  • Australian and State Championships in the Masters, Super Masters & Golden Masters for 1-Wall, 3-Wall and 4-Wall.

  • 6 World 1-Wall Titles in the Senior Competition

  • AHC Executive Director for 8 years and a further 15 years as the SAHA Board

  • Representative


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