“Hi, I’m Alex! I am so excited to be the Ambassador for this year’s Anniversary Prize Home.
“I have worked for Endeavour Foundation for 14 years and have loved the opportunities and responsibilities I have achieved as an Administration Assistant supporting my team to design learning programs for people with disability,” Alex said.
Alex is a true force to be reckoned with. His hard work and determination have earned him two titles among colleagues and friends: an advocate and leader committed to help people with disability thrive; and a sporting star who has represented his state and nation.
Since his employment with Endeavour Foundation, Alex has been on a journey to support people with disability through his work and lived experiences.
“There’s no greater feeling than to work for an organisation that actually makes possibilities a reality for people with disability, and I’m really proud to be a part of that,” Alex said.
In his role at Endeavour Foundation’s Support Centre, Alex works with the Service Design team to create training modules for people with disability to learn life skills, such as cooking meals, learning how to maintain healthy relationships, and become more independent, just to name a few.
Having emerged as a young leader in the disability industry, Alex is also a powerhouse in the sporting world, with accolades in tennis, cricket, and badminton, with a side hobby in ballroom dancing.
Now he’s set to represent Australia in tennis at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, taking place in June 2023.
“Some of the athletes in Australia are among the best players with intellectual disability in the world and I am grateful to be among them,” he said.
After returning late last year from the Special Olympics Australia National Games in Launceston, Tasmania, Alex had an unmissable glow after qualifying for the world games having won the men’s division two, Singles and Doubles tennis tournaments – the second time in 18 years.
“I couldn’t be happier to have the golds back around my neck – I’m so incredibly proud to be a Queenslander and show the world how good we Aussies really are,” he said.
The seasoned tennis star is also no stranger to pulling on the cricket whites to represent Australia at the Special Olympics in India in 2006.
During off-seasons, Alex remains active by gracefully gliding around the ballroom with his partner.
You could say Alex has his eye on the ball.
"There's always more to learn and more to achieve, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to reach for the stars," Alex said.
Follow Alex’s journey as he gets ready for his next challenge abroad, "Bring on Berlin!”
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