Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began air rifle shooting in 2007 at the Springvale Shooting Range in Victoria, Australia.
Why this sport?
He was looking through the Wheelchair Sports Victoria website for sports he might be capable of doing. Having hunted with his father and cousins as a child, he decided to take up shooting.
Cainy (vis.org.au, 03 Oct 2010)
Supporting Australian rules football team Essendon. (Sport 360, 20 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, Australian rules football player James Hird. (paralympic.org.au, 11 May 2012, 18 Sep 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always listens to the same music before he competes. (paralympic.org.au, 11 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No excuses." (vis.org.au, 2010)
His cousins Jason, Cameron and Travis Cloke have all played professional Australian rules football. (sportingpulse.com, 31 Aug 2009)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 14 Apr 2019)
In 1999 he was playing Australian rules football when he collided with a teammate and damaged his spinal cord. His injuries resulted in quadriplegia and he spent seven months in hospital rehabilitating. He has limited movement in his hands and fingers. (abc.net.au, 25 Aug 2012; paralympic.org.au, 01 Jun 2012)
|Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2||Qualification||2010-07-21||13|
|Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2||Qualification||2010-07-24||5|
|R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2||Qualification||2012-09-01||28|
|R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2||Qualification||2012-09-02||27|
|Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2||Qualification||2014-07-21||18|
|Team R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2||Qualification||2014-07-21||4|
|Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2||Qualification||2014-07-23||48|
|Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2||Qualification||2014-07-23||7|
|R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2||Qualification||2016-09-10||26|
|R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2||Qualification||2016-09-13||33|
|R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2||Qualification||2018-05-05||26|