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Golden Slam Champion &

Australian of The Year

Session: The Art of Taking Risks to Achieve Your Goals

Dylan Alcott is a firm believer in the idea that you have to buy a ticket to win the raffle, and tells stories of the importance of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to achieve your dreams. Born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord and without the use of his legs, Dylan Alcott AO was able to beat the odds - thriving into one of Australia's most recognisable and successful athletes and the Founder of multiple businesses including ABLE foods, Get Skilled Access and the Ability Fest music festival.



Dylan Alcott is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia. He has competed at 4 Paralympic Games, winning a gold and silver medal for basketball in 2008 and 2012, and 3 gold medals in Quad Wheelchair Tennis across the Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In winning Paralympic Gold and all 4 Grand Slam titles in 2021 Dylan became the only the 3rd player (and first male athlete) in the history of tennis to win the ‘Golden Slam’. Dylan has won 7 consecutive Australian Open titles, 3 US Open titles, 3 x French Open titles, and 2 x Wimbledon Championships for Quad Wheelchair singles.


In 2016 he received the highest honour in Australian tennis by being awarded the Newcombe Medal. Dylan co-hosts the Weekend Breakfast radio show on the Hit Network and is part of Nine's Tennis Commentary team. He has won a Logie for Best New Talent as host of ABCs The Set and published the highly acclaimed autobiography Able. Dylan is also a Founding Director of businesses in the Disability sector – Get Skilled Access and Able Foods as well as being the Founder and Director of the Dylan Alcott Foundation.