A keen beach volleyballer, Aden Tutton competed as a junior on the world stage in the sport before going on to make his senior debut for the indoor volleyball team against China in 2005.
He highlighted his value to the Australian side as he helped his nation keep their Olympic dream alive as he finished with the third best defensive and reception statistics overall as the team’s libero (specialist defensive player) when Australia claimed 4th at the 2011 Asian Championships.
Making his Olympic debut in 2012, Tutton and the Australian team lost their first match to Argentina before knocking off hosts Great Britain in straight sets. Despite not winning a set against Hungary, the Aussies took a 2-0 set lead over Italy before the world’s sixth ranked team claimed victory 3-2. Tutton and his teammates then pulled off one of the upsets of the Games when they defeated third ranked Poland 3-1. The Team’s final placing was ninth.