Bradley, from Wynum in QLD, is an SH2 classified shooter specialising in 10m standing and 10m prone air rifle events. He represented Australia in shooting at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Bradley has incomplete quadriplegia as a result of contracting bacterial meningitis when he was 35. He took up shooting as a substitute for physiotherapy.
When he’s not on the shooting range, Brad spends much of his time with his eight-year-old golden retriever, Ace. An accredited dog through Assistant Dogs Australia, Ace is a huge help to Brad giving him more independence, helping him move from place to place, and attending many events that Brad competes in. He even assists Brad to perform daily tasks such as putting on his shooting jacket.
An active man with a passion for social inclusiveness, Brad is heavily involved in Assistant Dogs Australia and performs regular presentations with Ace on behalf of the organisation. He was a founder and CEO for Mobility Assistant Dogs in New Zealand and remains heavily involved in the Puppies in Prison program. Down the track, he is interested in ambassadorship and international relations.
Born: 26/2/ 67 in New Zealand
Best results: Two gold medals at two 2011 World Cup events in Turkey and Sydney
2005: Started competitive shooting
2009 First represented Australia
2010 World Championships Croatia 2 silver medals
2011 World Cup in Turkey Gold medal
2011 World Cup in Sydney Gold medal
2011 QLD Sporting Wheelies Senior male athlete of the year nominee
2011 Ranked no 1 in Australia and no 5 in the world
2012 London Paralympic Games competed in 10m standing air rifle and 10m prone air rifle.