Peter BlackburnDegree

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
Graduate Certificate of Management
Graduate Diploma of Management
Master of Business Administration

Graduation year

1991, 2003, 2005, 2006

2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Nomination Category

Significant contribution to the field of sport


Peter has enjoyed an outstanding sporting career as Australia’s number one ranked Badminton player for over a decade.  He represented Australia at two Olympic Games and four Commonwealth Games (winning four bronze medals) and competing in five consecutive World Championships.  Peter captained the Australian Team for almost ten years and was honoured with the ‘Australian Sports Medal’, ‘Victorian Olympic Council Award of Merit’ and was a Sydney 2000 Olympics Torch Bearer.

Although Peter is now retired as an athlete he has successfully transferred his sporting success and experience into television broadcast commentary, including gigs at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games (London, Beijing and Athens) as well as the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne and Delhi).

Peter has a keen interest in the development of athletes, commentating at the 2014 Young Olympic Games held in China.  He will be heading over to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where he will be providing worldwide commentary for Tennis, Badminton and Beach Volleyball.