2013 Development Awards

  • Scott Kennedy- Football

    Scott, 27, has been classified in swimming and athletics but has progressed rapidly in football, competing at the National Football Championships, winning 3 silver medals, ranking 9th in the world for the past 3 years and named number 1 striker for the Pararoos. Scott has been classified in athletics and swimming, however he has never competed in any...
  • Natalie Hodges- Wheelchair Basketball

    Natalie, 26, has not only lost 55kg since playing sport but has represented Australia and has been selected in the Australian Gliders team in early 2013, travelling to Japan and being undefeated.  Natalie started playing sport as a way to loose weight, now weighing 55 kgs with determination and love for her sport, Natalie has become a role...
  • Jordan Bartley- Wheelchair Basketball

    Jordan, 19, has just returned from representing Australia on the U23 team at the World Championships in Turkey where his team won Bronze in September 2013. He has also travelled to Dubai and Thailand with his sport.  Jordan has been playing wheelchair basketball for the past 7 years and has travelled with his sport, coming 2nd place at...
  • Corey Lawton- Wheelchair Basketball

    Corey, 16, has been apart of the JPD Camps for Wheelchair Basketball as well as competing in the Classic for QLD Juniors, is a part of the Frenchville Rockwheelers Team competing in the Northern Challenge and was a part of the team that competed in the Sunshine Coast Spinners tournament.   Corey was born premature with VSD and...
  • Claire Keefer- Athletics

    Athletics Claire, 17, has represented Australia at the World Dwarf Games in August this year in the USA, winning 3 bronze medals. Claire has also set new QLD and AUS records in her classification.  Clair started athletics in 2010 when she was assisted in getting started in throwing by Michael Pratt who ran a squad to encourage kids...
  • Jason Liukuey- Boccia

    Boccia Jason, 30, previous achievements in Boccia include being selected in the Paralympic Preparation program, attending Road to Rio Camps, selected to play for Queensland, named 2013 Qld State Titles most outstanding player, 2013 National Titles Bronze Team event and 2013 National Titles referee award for sportsmanship.  Jason began playing Boccia in briefly in high school but got...
  • Gregory Moffat- Powerlifting

    Powerlifting Greg, 21, powerlifting by contacting the Australian Paralympic Committee and spoke to one of the coaches and got an invitation to attend the 2011 State Championships. Greg’s greatest sporting achievement was at the 2012 National Championships when he set the new Queensland Junior record of 110kg in the 90kg class.  Greg, born with Cerebral Palsy, started powerlifting...
  • Charles Taylor- Powerlifting

    Powerlifting Charles, 34, has beaten his personal best at every competition he attends. He has attended state and national events since 2012 and competes in the 2012/2013 Grand Prix series. Charles, born with Cerebral Palsy, which affects both his legs, has broken his personal best at each powerlifting competition he attends and aims top compete in an international...
  • Darron Shields- Paratriathlon

    Darron, 45, made a triumphant return to triathlon in 2010, eight years after he was paralysed in a bike accident while training for a triathlon. Last year, Darron achieved his goal of completing an Olympic distance triathlon within 10 years of his accident. He has competed at two Paratriathlon World Championships and this year completed his first half...


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