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Australia’s Paralympian of the Year
  • Paralympian of the Year 2016

    Dylan Alcott

    A spinal tumour wasn't enough to stop Dylan Alcott, our 2016 Paralympian of the Year from competing in two different elite-level sports and winning gold.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2012

    Jacqueline Freney

    Being born with cerebral palsy has not stopped Jacqueline Freney from achieving her dreams and breaking records as our 2012 Australian Paralympian of the Year.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2010

    Cameron Rahles-Rahbula

    A Paralympic alpine skier, our 2010 Paralympian of the Year has not let osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, deter him from achieving his goals.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2008

    Matthew Cowdrey

    With a congenital amputation of his left arm, our 2008 Paralympian of the Year is one of Australia’s most successful Paralympians. Matthew holds numerous world records and an impressive 23 Paralympic medals.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2004

    Tim Sullivan

    Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped our 2004 Paralympian of the Year achieve three gold medals in the Athens Paralympics, two of which included new world records.

Adam Deans

Growing up, Adam Deans aspired to become a professional athlete, particularly focused on a career in the AFL. However, in 2005 he fell down the stairs…
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Bill Latham

After coming within a whisker of selection for the 2008 Australian Paralympic Team, wheelchair basketballer Bill Latham was over the moon to qualify for London 2012.…
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Brad Ness

For nearly two decades, five-time Paralympian Brad Ness has proven time and again why he is on track to be recognised among the world’s greatest ever…
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Brett Stibners

Australian wheelchair basketball player Brett Stibners is a champion of his sport. Two years before he was introduced to wheelchair basketball, Brett fell asleep at the…
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Jannik Blair

From the country town of Horsham in Victoria to the heights of American wheelchair basketball, Jannik Blair is a star in the making. Jannik first started…
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Joshua Allison

Once a promising able-bodied basketballer, Joshua ‘Truck’ Allison competed in the South East Australian Basketball League for two years in his early 20s. However, in 2011…
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