29 June 1978
Casey was born in Broken Hill with boxing in his blood. His earliest memories are of him and his cousins sparring in his grandfather’s backyard. Casey’s Grandfather was Broken Hill’s boxing coach and when he sadly passed in 1985, Casey’s father, Jimmy, took the reins, winning multiple titles as a coach. Casey set his standards high from as young as ten, telling his father that he wanted to compete in the Olympics. Jimmy did his very best to get him there, training and shaping him to become a world champion. Outside of boxing, Casey enjoyed playing AFL, swimming, squash and baseball, of which he was rather talented but his focus was set on boxing and he devoted the majority of his time to the sport. Some of Casey’s earliest memories of success in his boxing campaign are in 1997, where he claimed his first gold medal in the Oriana Titles. 1998 was a milestone year for Casey, competing in a variety of international tournaments and, most notably, representing Australia in the World Cup and Commonwealth Games where he won a bronze medal.
Casey dedicated much of his life to boxing, creating history and raising Broken Hill’s boxing profile. After 11 years of competition, he retired from the sport.