2011 Development Awards

  • Sarah Wessling- Athletics

    Sara holds the number 1 world ranking in discuss for her classification this year. The sunshine  coast  local from Beerwah is also the Oceania record holder and  now hopes to compete at the 2012 or 2016 Paralympic games.
 Sara acquired a disability through a fall at school. She fractured her hip but this wasn’t detected until 6 months...
  • Hayden Siebuhr- Swimming

    Hayden is a swimmer and wheelchair basketball player who represented Queens land at the 2011 primary school  swimming Championships in Melbourne. Hayden was diagnosed with a spinal tumour when he was just 2 years of age, and soon after underwent surgery which resulted in him using a wheelchair for mobility. This didn’t stop him achieving his dream is...
  • Jason Lettice- Athletics

    Jason, 40, only began competing in athletics last year (2010), but is now ranked 6th in the world for shotput. This year Jason, Who lives in Townsville, achieved his goal to represent Australia at the Arafura games....
  • Sebastian Koch- Swimming

    Sebastian  lives in cairns  and  competes  in swimming and surf  life  saving. He dreams of competing at the  Paralympic games in  2016 and 2020. ​ Just before his 4th birthday Sebastian was operated on for a benign brain tumour, and ended up with an acquired brain injury. Shortly after his surgery Sebastian started swimming after the rehabilitation team from...
  • Lachlan Kavanagh- Boccia

    Lachlan achieved his lifelong goal to represent Australia this year when he flew to Belfast for the World Cup. The Australian team  are now  ranked 14th in the world....
  • Emily Fielding- Table Tennis

    Emily  is a role model for all, competing against able-bodied athletes despite being born without her lower arm. Her greatest achievement is being undefeated in the primary schools competition....
  • Jordan Bartley- Basketball

    Jordan has been selected for QLD’s wheelchair basketball team the spinning bullets for the past two years. At the Frank Ponta Cup in Canberra he was selected as part of the all star 5....


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