Nathan's Story

Winning Hearts and Races

Nathan Donaldson, a 17-year-old from Bundaberg, was recently awarded a Variety Heart Scholarship for wheelchair racing.

Nathan competed in the 2017 Junior World Championships in Switzerland, bringing home a silver medal in 400m Silver and bronze medals in 100m and 200m events.

He recently won his school’s Excellence in Sports Award and Para Athlete of the Year Award.

Nathan has also been selected as a baton bearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay before the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Queensland.

Nathan’s goals are to compete in wheelchair racing at the World Championships in 2019 and then the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.

Nathan’s school house coordinator describes him as:

a “positive and inspirational young man” who perseveres to be successful in all areas of his life.

“He is an inspiration to students, teachers and his sporting peers.”

Congratulations Nathan!