Bunbury native Sean Pollard is one to watch in the next couple of years as he looks to take the Para-snowboard world by storm.

Having only started competing in Paralympic sport in 2015, he has hit the ground running as he notches up the points he needs to qualify for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games.

After becoming a double limb amputee in 2014 while surfing in a remote area of Esperance’s Wylie Bay, Sean was determined not to let his disability get in the way of his active lifestyle, trying snowboarding for the first time while on a boys’ trip in Canada.

By chance, he was spotted by the Canadian Para-snowboard coach, who told him about the growth of the sport and encouraged him to consider competing back home in Australia.

Motivated by the prospect of returning to sport after acquiring his disability, Sean reached out to Paralympics Australia, who …

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Date of birth
22 March 1991
Physical Impairment – Left above-elbow and right forearm limb loss
How acquired
Shark attack
Bunbury, WA
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Placing sixth in Snowboard Cross at the 2017 IPC Snowboard World Cup at Lake Tahoe, USA

Greatest sporting moments

Competing at the 2016/17 IPC World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea

Heroes/role models

Ben Tudhope


  • Sport: Para-snowboard Discipline: Banked Slalom Classification: SB-UL
  • Sport: Para-snowboard Discipline: Snowboard Cross Classification: SB-UL

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