Meet Our Athletes

Extraordinary stories from inspiring individuals

Everyone has a story to tell. This is your chance to meet your paralympians and find out what drives them to keep on achieving their dreams.

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.

Bill Chaffey

Five-time Para-triathlon world champion and legend of the sport Bill Chaffey first began training as an able-bodied athlete. It was while preparing for an Ironman Triathlon…
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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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Blake Cochrane

Blake Cochrane overcame multiple congenital limb deficiencies affecting his hands and his feet to represent Australia at three Paralympic Games. His parents had enrolled him in…
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Brad Ness

A towering presence in Australian wheelchair basketball, five-time Paralympian Brad Ness is one of few Para-athletes to be able to compete for a living. Prior to…
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Brad Scott

Having already won Paralympic silver in the 800m as a 20-year-old in Beijing, Brad Scott head into London 2012 in the hope he could achieve even…
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Bradley Mark

New Zealand-born Bradley Mark became an incomplete quadriplegic at 35 after contracting bacterial meningitis. He began shooting just over a decade later as an alternative to…
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