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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.

Alexandra Lisney

Alex Lisney, who has mild cerebral palsy affecting the left side of her body, was a netball, hockey and touch football player prior to discovering Para-sport.…
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Alistair Donohoe

Sport has always played an immense role in the life of star Para-cyclist Alistair Donohoe, and not even an accident at 15 which almost cost him…
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Ameera Lee

Ameera Lee dreams of representing Australia in Para-archery at the Paralympic Games, and if her meteoric rise in the sport to date is telling, she will…
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Andrea McDonnell

With millions of eyes glued to the TV during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Andrea McDonnell introduced thousands of Australians to the exciting, fast-paced world of Para-table…
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Andrew Edmondson

A career in sport was always on the cards for wheelchair rugby player Andrew Edmondson, who had only just accepted a scholarship to play rugby union…
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Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison was 17 when he was first introduced to wheelchair rugby – by none other than three-time Paralympian Bryce Alman. He would go on to…
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