Siobhan Daley has been playing boccia for a decade this year, and what better than the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to commemorate that milestone?

Born with cerebral palsy, Siobhan was introduced to boccia as an eight-year-old in a tin shed in Mudgee, NSW. As the only sport she can play competitively in a motorised wheelchair, boccia was a natural fit.

Together with her ramp assistant Matt Ellis – given Siobhan’s cerebral palsy also affects her speech, their partnership is crucial – Siobhan has worked incredibly hard over many years to achieve selection to the Australian boccia squad. Having now done that, the Paralympic Games is the goal – and with the BC3 pairs and teams combinations now requiring a female athlete, that goal is well and truly within reach.

Siobhan is not the only BC3 player in contention for a place on the Australian Paralympic Team, but if she is …

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Date of birth
18 March 2000
Past Paralympic Games


Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Waratah West, NSW
Started competing
Sport career highlights

Winning a gold medal in the mixed individual BC3 at the 2019 TAS State Titles

Greatest sporting moments

Dan Michel winning a bronze medal in the mixed individual BC3 at the 2018 Boccia International Sports Federation World Boccia Championships

Heroes/role models

Dan Michel, Pink


  • Sport: Boccia Discipline: Singles Classification: BC3
  • Sport: Boccia Discipline: Pairs Classification: BC3

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