ADF Service: I joined the Royal Australian Navy in January 1998 as a Maritime Warfare Officer. In this role I had operational service in Iraq in 2003 and border protection operations as well as service on multiple ships. I later qualified as a Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer. I completed postings to a clearance diving team, mine hunters and instructional roles. I medically discharged in February 2016.
Home town: Manly, New South Wales
Current town: Manly, New South Wales
Competing in: Athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby and swimming
What is the nature of your injury or illness?
I have multiple medical conditions.
What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?
Participating and competing in sport has a positive contribution to enhancing my overall health and wellbeing.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
On a personal level, it is being a father to my daughter Kaya and sharing life with her. With sport I am proud of ultimately not giving up after injury despite the many ups and downs through the rehabilitation journey.
Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?
For the encouragement I receive from my family and friends, and a personal desire to continue the growth from my Invictus Games Sydney 2018 experience. There, I felt like I survived. At Invictus Games The Hague 2020 I want to thrive.
What will “winning” look like for you at these games?
It’s not about winning medals even though that would be pretty great. At the end of the Games I would like to look back on my Invictus Games journey knowing that I supported my mates. That understanding would improve my physical and mental health.
The person I most admire is...
I am surrounded by many inspirational people, particularly those I met at Invictus Games Sydney 2018. From them I continue to draw motivation and inspiration in my day-to-day life as well as for my Invictus Games The Hague 2020 goals.
I also greatly admire my wife. Jen continues to stick by me through my up and down days and provides the stability my daughter and I have both needed. She sacrifices much so I can train and compete. I may be competing but she is very much a part of our team.
I also want to thank my dad for helping with sport throughout my life.