Thanks to the ongoing fundraising efforts of our Krazy Kosci Klimb teams, kids like Mali and Felix can continue to achieve their goals with the help of the Sports Programs at Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Mali has been part of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance since she was 9 years old, and is now almost 18.
She has been involved in a number of Cerbral Palsy Alliance's sporting programs across the years, has completed her school work-experience with us, and most recently signed up to be a volunteer during our School Holiday Programs. Mali participated in the Krazy Kosci Klimb with her family in 2019
Mali has excelled in athletics with thanks to the confidence she gained attending sports programs held by Cerebral Palsy Alliance. She has been busy breaking Australian Records – What a Woman! At the Innaugrual 2021 Festival of Athletics in Townsville, Mali broke the Australian Open and U20 Record in the T36 200m with a time of 31.73 seconds.
To put this into perspective, the qualifying time for the Tokyo 2020/21 Paralympics is 31.60 (Group B) and 30.45 (Group A).
We are so incredibly proud of Mali, not only in her sporting achievements, but also in her school, work and life achievements. Mali has our support and we’ll be cheering for her at the 2024 Paralympics when she achieves her sporting goal of competing for Australia at the Paralympics! Peter King, Manager Sports Development, CPA
One of the inaugural Krazy Kosci Klimb participants, Felix Bennett is an Allambie Seals swimming squad member. Felix swims Freestyle and Backstroke, and holds State and Australian short and long course records for several age groups. Felix’s journey from first getting in the water as a six month old baby to holder of several Australian records has been full of hard work and plenty of support and Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been there every step of the way.
In 2016, two year after his Krazy Kosci Klimb Felix qualified for the Australian swim team to compete at the World Cerebral Palsy Games in August. Not satisfied with one gold medal, Felix made a clean sweep bringing home three gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50m backstroke.
"I believe Felix and his family achnowledge that his development has been positively affected by all his sports. Swimming has been a key part of his life since he was small and it's nice to see Felix getting such an international opportunity after all the meetings, training and swim meets the Bennett family have been to."
Head Coach - Lauren Hansen, CPA