Ted Mead was an Australian rugby league footballer who performed within the 1900s and 1910s. He performed for Western Suburbs within the Nsw Rugby League (NSWRL) competition. Mead would be a foundation player for Western Suburbs. Mead was the daddy of L’ensemble des Mead who had been a premiership winning player with Wests within the 1930s.

Mead made his first grade debut for Western Suburbs against Balmain in Round 1 1908 at Birchgrove Oblong that was even the opening week from the Nsw Rugby League (NSWRL) competition around australia. Balmain would will continue to win the match 24-. Mead performed in Western Suburbs first victory against Newtown in Round 9 1908 at Wentworth Park which ended having a score of 6-5. The win could be Western Suburbs only victory of year and also the club finished last up for grabs claiming the wooden spoon.

Western Suburbs would will continue to finish last in 1909 and 1910. Wests nearly finished last in 1911 but finished just above Balmain around the ladder. Mead’s final season for Wests in 1912 ended with another wooden spoon using the club winning only one game all year long.

At representative level, Mead performed for Metropolis and Nsw.