Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
"After travelling to Australia in 2006 for rehabilitation treatment, it was advised that I take up some kind of physical activity and that's where my passion for the gym started. I am still going strong at the gym and about seven years after starting there I decided I wanted to make a difference with the work I am doing, so I decided to look into the Paralympics. In October 2013 I went to observe a training session and just continued on from there."
Club / Team
Hamilton City Hawks: New Zealand
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, inspire others." (Facebook page, 02 Jan 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (stuff.co.nz, 24 Sep 2015)
He was diagnosed with a brain tumour at age six and given two months to live by his doctors. He has impaired mobility as a result of the effects of the illness. (Facebook page, 02 Jan 2016; nzherald.co.nz, 15 Sep 2015)