Jaden is an university student with a real passion for sport. The Auckland local has been involved in multiple sports including swimming, wheelchair basketball, skiing, table tennis, surfing, athletics, wheelchair tennis, gymnastics, triathlon, and wheelchair turbo touch.
Jaden has Spina Bifida and has represented his former high school, and his club and region at a variety of local, regional and national competitions in swimming, triathlons and athletics. Wheelchair Racing is now his focus where he competes in all distances from the 100m to the half marathon. He is a current NZ age group record holder in 5 events and has won multiple times at regional and national meets over the past 3 years. 2022 was his first year of international competition and he is aiming to increase his international experience over the next few years in Australia, USA and Europe. His ultimate aim is to represent NZ at the Paralympics.
Being involved with the Halberg Foundation since he was five, Jaden says he truly understands the barriers and challenges young disabled Kiwis face as well as the huge benefits sports provides if they are given the opportunity. His involvement on several national committees in addition to the Halberg Council speaks of an individual who is not afraid to stand up for what’s right and be the voice of young physically disabled New Zealanders in living their best life possible.