Meet Our Athletes

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.

AJ Reynolds

AJ Reynolds lived with chronic pain, depression and an addiction to prescription medication for two decades before bravely deciding to amputate her right leg through the…
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Colin Sieders

Colin Sieders was 15-years-old when he was involved in the first of two major car accidents. A friend’s mum was driving him and a teammate to…
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Curt McGrath

Curt McGrath was serving as an Australian Army combat engineer in Afghanistan in 2012 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device and lost his right…
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Dylan Littlehales

A rising star in Para-canoe, Dylan Littlehales made his Australian debut at 15, hitting international waters for the first time at the 2015 International Canoe Federation…
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Jocelyn Neumuller

Jocelyn Neumuller exceeded her own expectations when she qualified for the Paralympic Games, and again when she placed fifth on debut. Sports-mad Jocelyn played soccer, basketball…
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Susan Seipel

Susan Seipel was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare disorder characterised by the fusion of joints and absent muscle formation in her legs. She learned…
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