BORN ON JUNE 25TH, 1983 in Sydney, Australia, he started ice hockey at the age of ten and played for the Macquarie Bears. At sixteen he was selected to represent Australia in the National Youth Team (U18) at the 2000 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship held in Changchun City, China. He competed again at the 2001 Championship in Seoul, winning a bronze medal. In 2002, he debuted with the National Senior Team and the next year represented Australia in both the seniors and the National Junior Team (U20). He won two Division 2 silver medals and two bronze over six straight appearances, 2002 to 2007, for a total of 29 senior games for Australia.
He was with the Sydney Bears when they became a foundation team of the AIHL in 2000 and also when they won Goodall Cups in 2002 and 2007. In fact, his most memorable hockey moments were winning the 2007 final and representing Australia at the World Championships. A 183cm (6'0") homegrown forward, he was a consistent scorer in D-Pool for Australia and his best AIHL season produced 8 goals 9 assists (0.7 points per game). Well-regarded as a leader, he was Alternate Captain of the Bears in four seasons from 2010 to 2013, but it was his early success and longevity that most impressed. He retired when he was 31 at the end of the 2014 season having played every one of the fifteen AIHL seasons since inception (254 games).
Brett Nelson-Bond completed a Bachelor of Business in Marketing at the Australian Catholic University and was a Director at TriPayments in 2016.
Ross Carpenter, 'Nelson-Bond, Brett (1983 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio_nelson-bond.html, accessed online .