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Date of Birth
Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
First Competed for Australia
Glenn Archer and Adam Gilchrist
Being selected on the Australian Wheelchair Rugby Team for the 2010 World Championships, winning gold at London 2012
No one can ever accuse Jason Lees of not living life to the fullest. Passionate about motorsport, Jason enjoys drag-racing and hitting the bush tracks in his off-road buggy.
He is also growing a reputation as an outstanding wheelchair rugby player and first earned selection to the Australian Wheelchair Rugby squad in mid-2009.
Jason was enjoying his passion for motorbikes and was working as an automotive mechanic when in 2000 he was involved in a motocross accident that saw him break his neck. Two years later, he began to play wheelchair rugby socially as a way to keep fit and continued to play for years for fun. In 2008 he watched Australia’s silver medal success at the Beijing Paralympic Games and decided to devote his career towards becoming a Paralympian and winning gold for Australia.
Jason had his first chance to shine in Australian colours at the 2009 Asia-Oceania Zone Championships in New Zealand, where the squad took out the gold. He has since represented Australia at the Four Nations Tournament and Canada Cup in 2010, the 2010 World Championships and the Great Britain Cup in 2011 – culminating in the London Paralympic Games.
Known as a tough competitor with an impressive work ethic, Jason brings an intimidation factor to an already imposing Australian squad as well as a fun factor, with his witty sense of humour often lightening the mood of the team when it’s most needed.
Nicknamed ‘Banger’ for his love of heavy-metal music, Jason refuses to put on his playing singlet until the very last moment before going on court and loves to sit back and watch the AFL or cricket in his spare time.
Sport & Disciplines
Sport: Wheelchair Rugby