ADF Service: Joined the Army in 1995 as a Cargo Specialist. I served in Bougainville in 1998 and East Timor 1999, 2000 and 2001 before discharging in 2002.
Hometown: Townsville, Queensland
Current Town: Brisbane, Queensland
Competing in: Cycling and indoor rowing
What is the Nature of your injury or illness?
I have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of my deployments.
What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?
It has given me focus and allowed me to integrate back into everyday life. It helps with positive thought processes and makes me feel good. It has helped me interact with everyday people. I don’t hide my illness any more but embrace them through sport.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Being the best father I can be to my awesome daughter.
Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?
I wanted the opportunity to represent my country and inspire others to get involved in sport and use it as part of their recovery. I wanted to show those who know me how far I have come, make them proud and let them know that anything is possible. I wanted to compete alongside and meet other wounded, injured and ill athletes from around the world. It will be inspiring to watch them compete and show the world they are not broken and can keep going.