Australia will send a strong team of 13 athletes to the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang next month and Bunbury will be represented by Sean Pollard in the Para-snowboard competition.
“I congratulate all our athletes named in our Winter Paralympics team, but especially Sean Pollard – Sean will be a fantastic representative for our community and the Australian team”
Australia’s athletes will compete in alpine skiing and snowboarding. They will be led by team captains, World Champion skier Mitch Gourley and multiple World Cup-winning snowboarder Joany Badenhorst.
The Australian Government, via the Australian Sports Commission and AIS, invests more than $13 million annually directly to high performance Paralympic sports, supplemented by direct grants to athletes, known as dAIS.
Almost 700 athletes from 50 countries are expected to compete at the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games, from March 9–18 2018.