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Sport Para athletics, Football 7-a-side
NPC Australia   
Place of BirthLiverpool, AUS
Height1.84 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Perth, WA, AUS
Higher education
Sport Studies - University of Canberra: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up competitive running in 2006 in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
He was noticed by coaches at an Australian Paralympic Committee [APC] talent search day.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Paralympic Games
Beijing, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 800m in front of 90,000 people at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Australian runner Craig Mottram, Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist, Australian Paralympic sprinter Heath Francis. (, 11 Jan 2010; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you don't take control over your disability, your disability will control you." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Southwest Sports Star Of The Year by the Australian newspaper South Western Times. (Linkedin profile, 06 Jan 2015)
Other sports
He played Australia rules football at junior level for the Eaton Boomers in the South West Football League in Australia. (, 23 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives
His mother played netball at state level. (, 11 Jan 2010)
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
In November 2016 he retired from competitive para-athletics so that he could focus on his studies. "I still enjoy running, but know that I have value to give in other areas." (, 25 Nov 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championship - Football 7-a-side
Rank Year Event Result
11 2019 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 800m T37 2:02.71
4 2008 200m T37 25.09
3 2012 800m T37 2:02.04
2 2012 1500m T37 4:14.47
6 2016 1500m T37 4:25.98
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.07
2 2011 800m T37 2:03.25
4 2011 400m T37 54.59
2 2013 800m T37 2:02.81
5 2013 400m T37 54.37
2 2015 1500m T37 4:21.12