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.

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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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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Braedan Jason

Braedan Jason is one of the Australian Para-swimming team’s most promising young talents, and together with his 17-year-old brother, Nathan Jason, he is also on the…
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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 was arguably one of the most unexpected gold medallists of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. His introduction to the world of Paralympic sport came…
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Brenden Hall

With three Paralympic campaigns under his belt, 27-year-old Brenden Hall is already a seasoned veteran. Brenden first experienced the buzz of a Paralympic Games in 2008.…
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