Dylan Alcott was a member of the Australian “Rollers” wheelchair basketball team. His number one highlight would be winning Gold at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics Games. At the age of 17 Dylan was the youngest competitor in the Wheelchair Basketball. The “Rollers” beat the Canadians 72-60 is a close game and in his first Paralympics Dylan was quoted “To be 17 and win gold… well it just doesn’t get any better than that.”
Alcott made his debut for the rollers in the Paralympic World Cup in 2007. He has made his name in wheelchair basketball through his impressive performances as a Guard in the national league competition, competing for the Dandenong Rangers and being selected in the All Star team for 2008. He has achieved much success through junior competition as well, being named the Most Valuable Player at the Junior National Basketball Championships.
Tennis and Basketball Career Highlights:
Won seventh consecutive Australian Open quad singles title: defeated Sam Schroder (NL) 6-1, 6-0
Won fourth consecutive Australian Open Doubles with partner Heath Davidson – d Andy Lapthorne (UK) and David Wagner (US) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7
Won sixth consecutive Australian Open quad singles title: defeated Andy Lapthorne (UK) 6-0, 6-4
Won third consecutive Australian Open Doubles with partner Heath Davidson
French Open Champion
Won fifth consecutive Australian Open quad singles title: defeated David Wagner (US) 6-4, 7-6
Won second consecutive Australian Open Doubles with partner Heath Davidson
French Open Champion
Won fourth consecutive Australian Open quad singles title (only male player to date, in the Open era across all formats of the tournament to claim four-straight singles wins)
Australian Open Doubles Champion; partner Heath Davidson
US Open Champions
Won third consecutive Australian Open quad singles
Won second consecutive Australian Open quad singles
Australian Open quad singles Champion
US Open Champion
IWBF World Championships, Birmingham(Gold); Named in the All Star 5
Paralympic Basketball World Cup, Manchester (Bronze)
Paralympic Basketball World Cup, Manchester (Gold)
IWBF AOZ Championship (Gold)
Paralympic Games, Beijing (Gold) – Basketball
Paralympic World Cup, Manchester (Silver)
Named Most Valuable Player at Junior National Championships;
Named Wheelchair Sports Victoria Junior Athlete of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.
In 2016 Dylan was named a ‘The Don’ Finalist. Click here to read the media release: 2016 ‘The Don’ Finalists.
Dylan is also a Parlympian gold medalist for wheelchair Tennis, motivational speaker and radio host.
The Dylan Alcott Foundation is a charitable organisation with the core purpose of helping young Australians with disabilities gain self-esteem and respect through sport and study.
Dylan Alcott Foundation