Standing Tall Ambassador


Standing Tall are proud to have Melissa (Milly) Tapper, Australian Paralympic Gold Medal Champion, as our Program Ambassador. Melissa grew up in Hamilton where she first picked up a table tennis racquet at age eight. Coming from Hamilton, Milly understands the advantages and disadvantages of growing up in our regional town.

Milly is a strong advocate for the role of mentoring in the lives of young people. She understands the positive outcome that emerges as a result of dedicated support and inspiration from adults to encourage youth to achieve their full potential.

“Somewhere to feel comfortable,
relaxed, safe and supported.
That’s the type of program I
am proud to support”

Milly is looking forward to making history by qualifying for Australia’s Rio Olympic team in both the Olympics and Paralympic games. In between Olympic training and competing in international table tennis competitions, including the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Milly is working hard to promote the wonderful work achieved by Standing Tall.

To follow her career and for additional information please visit