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Kurt Fearnley: 'Our movement has greater importance than ever'


Kurt Fearnley delivered a rousing speech when he was presented with The Don Award at the annual Sport Australia Hall of Fame ceremony. The prestigious award is given to an athlete whose achievements have most inspired the nation. Kurt’s acceptance speech received a standing ovation as he stated:

'Our sport was born out of hope. Hope that somebody can be judged by substance, not image. That the difference that we each hold can be celebrated and not used to be segregated. Through sport that’s what our movement represents ... hope'.

- Paralympian, Kurt Fearnley AO

Kurt’s address is an important reminder of the role sport has played in assisting people living with disability to strive for excellence and be inspired by hope. Watch the full acceptance speech in the video above.