Games type: Summer Paralympic Games
Games year: Athens 2004, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
Medal won: Bronze, Gold
Para sport: Wheelchair rugby
Gender: Male
Date of Birth15 August 1969
EthnicityNZ European
Impairment (Disability)C5 Tetraplegic

Steve was part of the New Zealand Wheelchair rugby team – the Wheel Blacks at three consecutive Paralympic Games. His first appearance was at Atlanta 1996 when Wheelchair rugby was a demonstration sport. He then won a bronze medal in Sydney 2000. His final appearance was at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games where the team claimed gold against USA. Finishing his sporting career, Steve found a new passion – art. Along with his wife Miriam, who is a graphic designer but also traditional raranga flax weaver and photographer, the two artists exhibit their talents in Northland.

Steve officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Auckland in February 2020.

Paralympic results

1996 Atlanta 1996 Paralympic GamesBronze
2000Sydney 2000 Paralympic GamesBronze
2004Athens 2004 Paralympic GamesGold