Life Member since 1987
An avid sportsman, Don has always been active in community sport. It was this passion, coupled with his role as a physiotherapist at the Spinal Injuries Unit at Austin Hospital, that forged his lifelong vocation.
Don has been selected for every Paralympic Games since 1980 in various medical, coaching, management and administration roles. During this time he volunteered countless hours and was a dedicated board member for Wheelchair Sports Victoria (now Disability Sport & Recreation) for over 20 years.
His international expertise and experience on a number of boards saw Don selected as the Chief of Classifications for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
In 2000, Don was recognised for his active service to disability sports and was honoured with a Sport Australia Medal. His tireless work and ability to commit so much personal time was made possible by the support of his wife Deb.