Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Hobart, TAS, AUS
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2017.
Why this sport?
"It was just a matter of taking up all of the opportunities that came my way. I've always been heavily into sports my whole life, such as football, basketball, tennis and rowing, but with ice hockey it was all about being in the right space at the right time."
Club / Team
Melbourne Sentinels: Australia
Name of coach
Gary Farmer [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Joe (Facebook profile, 13 Dec 2018)
Wheelchair tennis, wheelchair football, Para athletics, Para rowing. (glenorchygazette.com.au, 02 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport saved my life and reignited a passion inside me that burns brighter than ever." (gofundme.com, 28 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Spirit of the Game award at the 2018 Wheelchair Australian Rules National Championships in Cranbourne East, VIC, Australia. (sports.org.au, 23 Mar 2018)
He has played wheelchair basketball at state level in Australia, and also competed in wheelchair Australian rules football at the 2018 National Championships in Cranbourne East, VIC, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 25 Sep 2018; sports.org.au, 23 Mar 2018)
In 2009 he was involved in a skydiving accident that left him without full use of his lower body. (glenorchygazette.com.au, 02 Oct 2018)