Rugby players like David Campese and Paul Carozza; League players such as Martin Bella and Craig Salvatore; Cricketers like Joe Scuderi and Michael Di Venuto and Australian Rules Football stars Steve Silvagni and Mark Ricciuto. These players have rated among the very best in their respective sports and all come from Italian Australian backgrounds. Anthony La Paglia, Vince Colosimo, The Veronicas, Natalie Imbruglia, Tina Arena are all great Australian musicians and artists with Italian heritage.
The great potential
Over the decades, Soccer has been kept at a semi-professional level in Australia; whilst in Italy one grew up watching the greatest; Roberto Baggio and Christian Vieri. And Italian Australians helped football step up. helped Australia step us as a footballing nation. From the time of the first Italian immigrants up through the time of Mark Bresciano and John Aloisi right up until the present day, Italian-Australians have been pioneers in building and promoting the best of European sports culture in Australia. The Italian-Australian artists, actors, musicians are also among Australia’s finest.
Italians helped modern world overcome the dark ages through Renaissance. The connection is there. Together Italian and Australian cultures can create the cultural synergy in this part of the world too. AusItalia’s mission is to promote this connection.