February 13, 2023
Wishing a very big congratulations to 11-year-old NIISQ participant Jaxon!
Jaxon was recently featured by the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service for his achievements in track and field and we wanted to continue sharing his journey and news. Read his chat with them below!
We’re so proud of the strength and resilience of this remarkable athlete, who recently broke the Australian School Sports Record for 800m and 200m for his T37 classification. He also won multiple medals, including gold in cross country as part of the Queensland team.
Jaxon lives with a traumatic brain injury as a result of car accident in 2019 when he was struck after following a ball onto the road.
We are amazed every day by the achievements and outcomes of each and every participant in NIISQ, but we want to give an extra special cheer to Jaxon – what incredible results.
Our thanks to our friends at the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service for sharing this story.
Tell us about yourself:
My name is Jaxon, 11-years-old from Wandoan. When I was 8, I was involved in a motor vehicle vs pedestrian accident. I was in the Queensland Children’s Hospital for many months and sustained many long-term injuries, including an acquired brain injury.
We heard you have been to nationals recently. What events did you do?
I recently competed as part of the Queensland team for cross country 2km multiclass event in Adelaide and track and field multiclass in Brisbane 800m, 200m, long jump and relays.
How did you do in your events?
I received a gold medal for Queensland team cross country event in Adelaide. For the Queensland track and field events in Brisbane: 800m – Gold; 200m – Silver; Long Jump – Bronze; and Relay – Gold. I also broke the Australian School Sports Record for 800m and 200m for my T37 classification, which I was pretty proud of.
What are the next things you would like to achieve with your sport?
Keep doing the best I can and one day go to the Olympics.
What would you say to other kids who are doing athletics?
Have a go, try your best and work hard to achieve your goals.
Last updated: February 2023