Ben Fawcett, Wheelchair Rugby

Ben Fawcett, Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair rugby player Ben took up the sport at the age of 18 after becoming a quadriplegic in an unfortunate snowboarding accident.

Before the accident Ben lived for action sports including snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing. Wanting to again feel the adrenaline that comes from pushing your body to its physical limits, Ben took up wheelchair rugby after 6 tough months of rehabilitation.

In 2012 he was named Australian rookie of the year, and although Ben’s still to compete in his first Paralympic games, he’s highly motivated to compete at the highest level of the sport.

For more information on Ben visit the Australian Paralympic Committee website.