Ben Lucas #99
Ben Lucas has been involved in Para sport for over 25 years as a Paralympian, board member and administrator. During his 10-year sporting career the two-time Paralympian competed in Para athletics (wheelchair racing).
Ben took on numerous leadership roles as a Paralympian including team captain for the New Zealand Paralympic Team at both Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. During this time, he worked as Sports Development Manager at ParaFed Canterbury and was instrumental in setting up the Academy Programme that supported the success of many Canterbury Para athletes at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.
Ben has remained a key figure in Para sport since his retirement, holding positions on the PNZ and ParaFed Canterbury Boards. Most recently, he was Chef de Mission for the highly successful New Zealand Paralympic Team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
In 2019, the PNZ Board were thrilled to announce the awarding of a PNZ Order of Merit memberships to Ben Lucas.
Ben officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin at the ParaFed Canterbury Sports Awards in Christchurch in November 2021.