Tristram – Opportunities in wheelchair sports


Tristram is 26 years old, and has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2.

He never walked, and was in his first electric wheelchair by the age of four. As a kid, he thought this meant he would never be given the opportunity to play sport. So, when he heard about electric wheelchair Sports, he leapt at the chance to get involved.

He has now been playing electric wheelchair hockey, soccer, and rugby league for many years, and has represented Queensland and Australia at the National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S.) competition nine times. He has captained Queensland since 2007, and coached the side for the first time in 2010. He hopes to spread the word about the sports and the wonderful opportunities they provide.

Listen to Tristram’s story in this recording of a Muscular Dystrophy Queensland teleconference.