Celebrate Athletes with a Disability in Athletics Dinner


You're invited to help us Celebrate Athletes with a Disability in Athletics


 on Friday, 31 May 2019 




DATE:         Friday, 31 May 2019

TIME:         6.00pm - 9.00pm

VENUE:      Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown


  • $75pp (kids 11yrs and under $65)
  • $500 for a table of 7
  • $420 for a Little Athletics Centre table of 7 (each LAC centre that books a whole table will receive a FREE coaching session with Paralympians and Olympians. To be organised with LANSW) 

DRESS:      Smart Casual/After 5


GUEST SPEAKER:    Hamish MacDonald OAM - Paralympian

Hamish was an elite seated shot putter and competed at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012.




1996 Atlanta - Men's Shot Put F32/33 Gold; 2004 Athens - Men's Shot Put F32/33 Silver


World Champs

2002 Lille - Men's Shot Put F34 Gold; 2006 Aspen - Men's Shot Put F34 Gold; 1998 Birmingham - Men's Shot Put F34 - Bronze


Commonwealth Games

2010 Delhi - Men's Shot Put F32/34/52 - Bronze



  • He received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997.

  • In 2000, he received an Australian Sports Medal.

  • He was 1996 Northern Territory Sportsman of the Year.

  • He was named Male Disability Athlete of the Year by the Australian Paralympic Committee in 2003.

  • He was awarded the 1999 Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Award by the Queen's Trust for Young Australians.

  • He was Australian Capital Territory Athletics Most Outstanding Athlete in 2005. He was the first athlete with a disability to win this award.

  • He was the co-captain of the Australian teams at the 1998 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.

  • Australian Paralympic Committee board member 2001–2002.

  • He was an Australian flag bearer at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships opening ceremony.



In addition to the keynote speaker, we will also have a panel discussion with several other young para athletes who have competed in track and field up to Paralympic level. 

All monies raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will go towards our fundraiser to purchase a RaceRunner.

Silent auction will happen on the night! Some of the items up for auction are: signed Usain Bolt shirt; Commonwealth Games singlet & cap signed by Brandon Starc plus more!


Thanks in advance for your generosity and support.