Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year, becomes first person with a disability to win award

The tennis star and disability advocate has become the first person with a disability to receive the award.

25/01/2022 12:51:00 PM

Tennis champion Dylan Alcott has been named the 2022 Australian of the Year, becoming the first person with a disability to receive the award. DETAILS: 9News

The tennis star and disability advocate has become the first person with a disability to receive the award.

Alcott's eponymous foundation seeks to remove the barriers for people with a disability seeking to get involved in sport, studying and mentoring by providing funding and grants.(Alex Ellinghausen)Alcott's on-court achievements were particularly noteworthy in 2021.

READ MORE:In 2021 Alcott became the first male tennis player in history to win the Golden Slam."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," National Australia Day Council chair Danielle Roche said.

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Let’s just hope and pray that he doesn’t become Australias Oscar Pistorius. I’ve heard all the girls call him Dylan Allcock because of his massive member? Could not happen to a nicer person congrats from me and my family xxxooo What a wonderful choice. Congratulations Dylan. He is a legend and well deserve it.

Fund the NDIS, provide RATS for free ScottMorrisonMP CallTheElectionDickhead De admirar. Alegrías. Hope u , Dylan Alcott, stand for the disabled, like my brother, like TamePunk , this government have prioritised donors, not need. Be a thorn in their side, even if Labor. Though unlikely. Very well deserved. Just so happy it isn’t a left wing activist

Gees, way to gaslight ActuallyAutistic! Yes! ❤️🙌🏼 You might want to edit this post. Dylan Alcott is not the first Disabled Australian of the Year. It is well known that Grace Tame has shared about her autism. Just because you can’t see all our disabilities, we do exist!!!

‘Luckiest guy in this country’: Dylan Alcott is Australian of the YearParalympic champion and tennis golden grand slam winner Dylan Alcott is the 2022 Australian of the Year. LisaVisentin scottspits Another bloody white male sports champion. LisaVisentin scottspits Well deserved! What a great role model LisaVisentin scottspits Yes, Yes, YES!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

9NewsSyd Well earned I would have though it would be a doctor, nurse, or medical researcher... But hey, congrats Dylan. Congratulations to him. Well deserved. But, , claiming he's the 'first person with a disability to receive the award' is inaccurate, given that Grace Tame has shared her autism diagnosis several times, now.

Is any media organisation going to get this right? Brilliant speech 😍 9NewsAdel It should’ve been me Fantastic news This is awesome and so well deserved 👏 🙌 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 9NewsSyd Well deserved!!!! What an inspiration, who agrees?..👏🏼

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?

congratulations and well deserved DylanAlcott xox The second disabled person to win. Grace Tame is autistic & has discussed it several times in media interviews.

Dylan Alcott named Australian of the YearParalympian and disability advocate Dylan Alcott has been named the 2022 Australian 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 Australians 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 .

‘Luckiest guy in this country’: Dylan Alcott is Australian of the YearParalympic champion and tennis golden grand slam winner Dylan Alcott is the 2022 Australian of the Year. AustraliaDay AustralianoftheYear Brilliant! 👏👏👏👏 Excellent ! Fuk yeah