“I want to help young kids who are just like me, struggling to come to terms with their disability, fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams.”

Dylan Alcott

What we do

The Dylan Alcott Foundation is a charitable organisation with the core purpose of helping young Australians with disabilities gain self-esteem and respect through sport and study.

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Our mission

To help enrich the lives of young people with disabilities by eliminating the barriers of entry to get involved in sport and study through mentoring, grants and scholarships.

About Dylan

Dylan was born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord and, at a young age, struggled to come to terms with life as a paraplegic. After that difficult period, Dylan found a lifeline through sport that changed his life forever.

At the age of 12, he discovered Paralympic sport, and at the age of 17 became the youngest wheelchair basketball gold medallist in history at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, going on to win 2 more golds at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, this time for wheelchair tennis.

Over the next 10 years, he dedicated his life to sport and, through this, has helped to break down the stigmas that once prevented him from participating. Through the Dylan Alcott Foundation, Dylan hopes to provide young Australians living with disabilities with the same opportunities and help them realise their dreams.

Testimonials

We are a proud partner and supporter of the Dylan Alcott Foundation helping young people with a disability break down barriers to achieve their goals

Rhett Simonds

CEO, Simonds Consolidated

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