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Jason works in Real Estate, and has recently completed studies to be a Personal Trainer, which led to him being awarded AUS Active’s (Formally Fitness Australia) 2021 'Student of the Year'. He is also an active Blind Tennis player and a competitive bodybuilder. Jason has experienced several physical and sensory challenges and says: ‘I have accepted what has happened and have always looked forward to putting steps in place in order for me to move forward. To Jason ‘ability is far more important than inability’.
“I am an enthusiastic, passionate person who is proud to assist Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria to continue developing and promoting their programs for people with disabilities in the community,” Jason said. He would like to assist Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria to reach more people, especially across the metropolitan and regional areas.
Jason very much supports the inclusion of recreation alongside sports. “People need to have choice and control. Inclusion is so important in our lives.”
"As an Ambassador, I want to encourage people to achieve their goals and provide them the strategies, the support to achieve them, to look beyond disability and focus on ability, to believe they can do it.”
Jason said he has formed tremendous friendships at Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria. He was amazed how quickly he was accepted and how quickly friendships were formed. “Friends are so important, when you have a disability. To know others are there and willing to assist is so important,” he comments.
Jason is a strong advocate for access and inclusion and believes that increasing inclusion is critical. For him, “participation and inclusion is the real winner.”