|Type of Impairment
||Spinal Cord Injuries
|Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
||Geelong, VIC, AUS
||Accountant, Athlete, Coach, Public Speaker
||Commerce - Deakin University: Geelong, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began the sport in 1995 at the Athletics Chilwell club in Geelong, VIC, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||He enjoyed competing against his friends.
|Club / Team
||Athletics Chilwell: Geelong, VIC, AUS
||He trains at the Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS] in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
||Rich (vis.org.au, 18 Dec 2009)
|Most influential person in career
||Coach Mandi Cole. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2012)
|Hero / Idol
||Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei, Australian tennis player Pat Rafter, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, Australian rules footballer Tim Clarke. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2012)
||He suffered from chronic fatigue between 2014-2016. (geelongadvertiser.com.au, 03 Aug 2016)
|Awards and honours
||He was Australia's flag bearer at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athletics Australia, 19 Jul 2013)
He received a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2004. (itsanhonour.cov.au, 18 Dec 2009)
||He was born with spina bifida. (athletics.com.au, 19 Aug 2011)
||AUSSIE RULES UMPIRE
He was the first wheelchair goal umpire to officiate in the Australian Rules football league in Geelong, VIC, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2012)