Six years ago, Jake Howe faced the very real prospect of never being able to hold his son. Just moments after texting his girlfriend, who was only three months pregnant at the time, to pick him up from a 21st birthday party, Jake was dropped on his head during a play fight with a mate on the Barrack Street Jetty in Perth. In what can only be described as a freak accident, he was paralysed immediately, and spent the following months relearning how to use his hands, eat and shower. Fast-forward to 2018 and Jake is on the verge of winning his first World title, joining the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, in Sydney for the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship. Although the Steelers’ overwhelming odds-on favouritism to defend their World title took a hit this year with minor placings at the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations in… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Quadriplegia
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
How acquired
Accident while partying with friends
Date of Birth
June 4, 1991
Home
Haynes, WA
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2013
First Competed for Australia
2017
Heroes

Dimebag Darrell

Career Highlights

Competing at the 2018 Canada Cup in Vancouver, Canada

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 1.0