Dylan Alcott crowned Australian of the Year

Incredible 62-year first as Dylan Alcott crowned Australian of the Year

Australianoftheyear, Graham Denholm

25/01/2022 12:48:00 PM

👏👏👏 Dylan Alcott has been named AustralianOfTheYear. How good. MORE:

Incredible 62-year first as Dylan Alcott crowned Australia n of the Year

January 25th, 2022 9:24 pm“I think standing ovations are one of the most ironic things in the world, by the way. But I’ll take them,” Alcott joked as he was named the recipient.'I want to win this f***ing thing!' | 00:53Alcott, who was born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord, has credited sport for saving his life.

In 2017, he founded the Dylan Alcott Foundation to provide scholarships and grant funding to marginalised Australians with a disability.Kyrgios ERUPTS, mocks Kiwi opponent | 01:39

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spissy_c Love it care press little DYLAN Wow!!! So well deserved, congratulations Dylan you are a legend bro. Finally a deserving recipient. Great role model.👍 commiserations to the more deserving winners, like advocating for domestic violence victims etc late must near grew press seven single Legend of Australian Sport! Congrats DylanAlcott 🥳🙌🙌 GO WIN THAT AUS OPEN TITLE! 🔥

Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year, becomes first person with a disability to win awardTennis champion Dylan Alcott has been named the 2022 Australia n of the Year, becoming the first person with a disability to receive the award. DETAILS: 9News What an inspiration, who agrees?..👏🏼 congratulations and well deserved DylanAlcott xox The second disabled person to win. Grace Tame is autistic & has discussed it several times in media interviews.

Tennis star and Paralympian Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year for 2022It’s the first time in the award’s 62-year history a person with a disability has taken out the top gong Congratulations DylanAlcott I just knew it was going to be you, so well deserved! We may have a terrible PM and fed government but boy do we have some amazing and awe inspiring Australians out there doing so much for our communities! All four amazing as well as all the finalists Meanwhile people with disabilities will still be forced to buy RATs. That’s if they can find them of course. So can the awful ANZ ads he’s in be curtailed?

Dylan Alcott named Australian of the YearParalympian and disability advocate Dylan Alcott has been named the 2022 Australia n of the Year. Really hoped someone who had worked their butt off during the pandemic and helped save lives be the one who was named Cool! Good work Dylan. Don’t let Scumo get you down Fantastic! 👏👏👏 well done DylanAlcott 👏👏👏

Paralympian and disability advocate Dylan Alcott has been named Australian of the YearParalympian Dylan Alcott , long-term volunteer for St John Ambulance Valmai Dempsey, and founder of a healthcare service for people experiencing homelessness Dr Daniel Nour are the Australia ns of the Year for 2022. wide though pick him mother ScottMorrisonMP’s worst nightmare 2 years in a row! Looks like the AOTY review didn’t follow his script. Hope DylanAlcott has a great year MagazineAmplify That’s super.

Tennis champion Dylan Alcott named the 2022 Australian of the YearFor the first time in the award program’s 62 year history, a person with a disability has received the top honour. Finally, a positive news story about AustralianOfTheYear. Congrats DylanAlcott .

Paralympian and disability advocate Dylan Alcott named 2022 Australian of the YearTennis player Dylan Alcott is named 2022 Australia n of the Year for his work as a disability advocate. Congratulations - so inspirational. Well deserved ❤️ usual press thin their map Yes, Out with Grace and in with the new.

Special K roar into Doubles Semi-Finals! | 02:43 Courtney Gould, NCA Newswire with Fox Sports from January 25th, 2022 9:24 pm Athlete and disability advocate Dylan Alcott has been named the 2022 Australian of the Year. Alcott, who on Thursday will compete in what will be his last Australian Open final, is the first person with a disability to win the award in the program’s 62-year history. “I think standing ovations are one of the most ironic things in the world, by the way. But I’ll take them,” Alcott joked as he was named the recipient. The 31-year-old is a three time Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. On the tennis court, Alcott has won 23 quad wheelchair Grand Slam titles and a Newcombe Medal – awarded to the most Australian outstanding tennis players in a given year. 'I want to win this f***ing thing!' | 00:53 Last year, he became the first male, in any form of tennis, to achieve a Golden Slam when he won the Quad Singles at the US Open. But it is the sporting star’s achievements and leadership off the court that set him apart. Alcott, who was born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord, has credited sport for saving his life. “I don’t get out of bed every day to play to win a tennis tournament, I honestly don’t,” Alcott said. “I do it because I love it, but it also provides me with a platform to do what I really want, which is to continue to change the perceptions around disability.” In 2017, he founded the Dylan Alcott Foundation to provide scholarships and grant funding to marginalised Australians with a disability. He also founded AbilityFest, the nation’s first and only fully accessible music festival. Frustrated by the lack of media representation, Alcott now holds several high-profile media roles spanning TV, radio and podcasting. Kyrgios ERUPTS, mocks Kiwi opponent | 01:39 “We have to fund the NDIS, first and foremost. And listen to people with lived experience and ask them what they need so they can get out and start living the lives they want to live and remind ourselves that it is an investment in people with disabilities. So they can get off pensions and start paying taxes,” he said on Tuesday night. “We’ve got to get them the vaccines and the tests and whatever else they need so they can get out there and start living their life. If a person with a disability needs a free daily RAT test so they feel confident going out and doing things that we all might take for granted, they’ve got to get that RAT test.” National Australia Day Council chair Danielle Roche paid credit to Alcott’s “sheer grit and determination”. “Dylan Alcott is a champion who has risen to the top of the world rankings through sheer grit and determination. His Golden Slam is an incredible feat, the first for any male tennis player,” she said. “Dylan is an inspirational Australian on and off the tennis court. Through the Dylan Alcott Foundation, he is giving young Australians facing disadvantage the promise of a better future.” Alcott will on Thursday compete in his last Australian Open final. He will leave the game after eight years on top. SPORTS