Would you like support in reaching your active goals?
Join the Rebound WA Mentorship Program!
The Rebound WA Mentorship Program connects members with peer mentors who can offer support as you explore getting active.
You don’t need to consider yourself an athlete to join!
The Rebound WA Mentorship program is open to any Western Australian with a physical disability who would like support in pursuing goals. Your goal could be going for a walk every day, trying a variety of recreation or sport options, or taking a current activity to the next level!
We’ll connect you with a Mentor who has first-hand experience with disability and knows what it takes to get active.
Rebound WA Mentors are all Western Australians with physical disabilities who personally know that being active is particularly important for people with disabilities. With a variety of interests, careers, and athletic achievements, they know that sport and recreation provides physical and mental benefits and is a fun way to connect with other active people with physical disabilities.
Mentors will draw upon their own experiences to help you build confidence in your new activity. They will provide friendly guidance, information about resources, and access to networks.
The Rebound WA Mentorship Program is a four-month commitment.
At the first meeting, you will work with your mentor to develop your goal plan. Every month for four months, you will check in with your mentor on the progress or challenges you faced during the previous month. You’ll work together to address any barriers and celebrate your achievements.
Rhiannon Clark is an Australian sprinter, Commonwealth Games Medallist and Paralympic Finalist. [expand title=”See more…”] At 15 years of age, she was the youngest athlete from any country to win a medal in para sport at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she claimed silver in the T38 100m. Rhiannon discovered athletics in a ‘Come and Try Day’ for people with disabilities in her home state of Western Australia in 2014. Rhiannon currently holds the Oceania and Australian records in the T38 100m, 200m and 400m.
Rhiannon represented Australia at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai (UAE) in November 2019 where she won Bronze in both the 100m and 200m events. Most recently, Rhiannon competed at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in the T38 100m race in August 2022 and won a Bronze Medal. She was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in October 2022. [/expand]
Lochan Cowper has been apart of Rebound WA for 14 years, and has been in a wheelchair for 15 years. [expand title=”See more…”]“I’ve had plenty of experiences with different sports through Rebound WA and I’m currently the Oceanic Champion for my para-badminton qualification. I haven’t had much experience when it comes to mentoring but I’m willing to learn and help others through their hardships.” [/expand]
Aaron Camm has been a Rebound WA member for 15 years. He started in Swimming competing for a number of years. [expand title=”See more…”] After getting sick of following a black line he decided to take up Wheelchair rugby where he has played for the West Coast Enforcers for the last twelve years. Aaron also used to co-host a radio show called Spoked on SportFM providing coverage of disability sport. Aaron has built a professional career in the financial advice industry. He studied at ECU gaining a degree in economics. He also has a post graduate degree in financial advice. He worked for the Commonwealth Bank before moving to a private wealth firm called Viridian Advisory. Aaron is looking forward to participating as a mentor and hopes his life experience can be useful to others. [/expand]
Caitlin Dransfield, has played many sports over the years and is dedicated to increasing sport opportunities for people with disabilities. [expand title=”See more…”] “I was born with right sided hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy. I have always been sporty and as a youngster I attempted swimming, netball, dancing and cricket. However, I found my passion with tennis and played for approx. 14 years. It wasn’t until I was about 25 years of age that I found badminton and fell in love with the sport. I am a determined and committed person and through this drive I was able to achieve my dream of playing at the Tokyo Paralympics.
In conjunction with training, I currently work as a disability support worker, and I am in my last semester of studying a Bachelor of Disability and Community Inclusion. Once I have graduated I would like to work in a role where I can increase sporting opportunities and inclusion for people with disabilities.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my friends and family. I like being adventurous, going camping and hiking as well as reading a good book.” [/expand]
Ben Wright participated in a number of sports throughout his lifetime including Wheelchair Basketball, Athletics (Javelin, Shotput, Discuss, Track racing) and Tennis and Powerlifting. [expand title=”See more…”] ‘I have competed in 3 Commonwealth Games for Powerlifting. I work full time as a Drafter/Modeler for an engineering firm and have done so for the past 15 years. I am originally from Swan View but currently live in Mandurah with my Partner. I’m a staunch advocate for universal accessibility and an advocate for people with disability to engage in sport, whether recreationally or competitively for general health and strength aspects that allow people with disability to better participate in the wider community.
My hopes for the mentorship program are too be able to give back to an organisation that has given me so much and hopefully pass on some wisdom that I’ve gathered over the years to help others meet their goals.” In his spare time, Ben likes Lego, tv, and movies. [/expand]
If you would like to be matched with a mentor
- You may request a specific mentor, however, we may not be able to accommodate this request.
- We’ll review applications, and if you’re selected, we’ll send out information with a mentor who can support you on your journey.