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.

Braedan Jason

Buderim’s Braedan Jason made a splash on the international Para-swim scene when he made his international debut at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow.…
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Brant Garvey

Para-triathlon star Brant Garvey was inspired by his kid sister’s strength and courage while undergoing treatment for three different types of cancer, when he decided to…
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Brayden Davidson

Brayden Davidson carved out a name for himself in Paralympic sport when he became the first T36 athlete to break the 5.50m barrier in long jump,…
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Brenden Hall

Having already experienced the Paralympics buzz in Beijing at the tender age of 15, Brenden Hall came of age in London. The freestyle expert hit his…
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Brett Stibners

Just 10 days after he was selected for Australia’s senior indoor hockey team, Brett ‘Sticky’ Stibners was involved in a head-on collision, having fallen asleep at…
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Brianna Coop

Brianna Coop achieved her ultimate goal when she represented Australia at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. There, she competed in the 100m and 200m finals,…
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