ADF Service: I joined the Army in 2002 and was medically discharged in 2015. I served in the Corps of Transport and was promoted to Corporal. During my service I deployed to Timor Leste in 2006, participated in border protection operations in 2003 and worked on the G20 summit in 2014.
Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland
Current town: Brisbane, Queensland
Competing in: Athletics and sitting Volleyball
What is the Nature of your injury or illness?
I have multiple injuries - hips, back and shoulder - sustained during my service.
What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?
A major role – sport gets me out of the house, socialising, training and challenging myself physically and mentally. It makes me feel like myself again and it shows me what I am capable of and what is possible.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
To be working again and attending social events.
Why did you apply for the Invictus Games 2018?
Sport was a large part of my life before I got injured and became isolated, not wanting to attend sporting events, knowing I could not participate. I saw Invictus Games 2018 as an opportunity to again become a participant in sport and life.
What will “winning” look like for you at these Games?
To win would be amazing - but just to be a part of a team again makes me feel like a winner.
The person I most admire is…
I admire anyone who sustains a serious injury and is told you will not be able to do certain things again. They are the people who get up and get on with life.