Ben Newton (Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Wheelchair Rugby Squad)
Ben was first introduced to wheelchair rugby when living in Coffs Harbour. Ben use to watch the NSW wheelchair rugby team train and decided he wanted to give it a go. Ben started competing in wheelchair rugby locally in 2004 and has since represented his state (QLD) and country for six years. Ben says that being selected for the Australian Steelers Team in 2010; awarded as one of the ‘All Star Four’ in the 2010 NWRL; and being awarded the ‘Most Valuable Player’ at the 2010 Queensland Wheelchair Rugby State Championships – the BASH 2010 were his personal highlights.
Ben is currently working towards being selected in the Australian Steelers team to compete in the 2012 Paralympics. Away from wheelchair rugby, Ben is a qualified psychologist and is studying a Certificate III and IV in Fitness.