Helena Kidd

Helena Kidd

Collage (3 photos): Top - Helena Kidd, Laura Solomon and Joan Stevens; Middle (approx. 1998) - Scott Goodman (Australian Sports Commission), Helena Kidd and Kelli Chilton (Association staff); Bottom (1993) - Helena Being awarded the Sporting Wheelies Most Improved Female Athlete of Year by Sean Tweedy.
Top - Helena Kidd, Joan Stevens and fellow boccia player Laura Solomon; Middle (approx. 1998) - Scott Goodman (Australian Sports Commission), Helena Kidd and Kelli Chilton (then Disability Education Program Coordinator, now General Manager); Bottom (1993) - Helena Being awarded the Sporting Wheelies Most Improved Female Athlete of Year by Sean Tweedy.

Meet Helena Kidd from Rockhampton. Helena is one of many Queenslanders with a disability leading active, healthy lives and achieving their sporting dreams.

What’s your involvement in sport and healthy activity meant to you?

I was fit and healthy and made many friends which I still keep in contact with today.

Who were your role models that you admire, and that you’ve learnt from?

Dr. Sean Tweedy and Joan Stevens. They taught me how to believe in myself.

If you could know you’ve made a difference, what would that be?

When I went to Sydney for the Nationals for Boccia, I made some friends and I hope they learnt from me.

What does an inclusive community looks like?

When I go out in the community and no one stares because I am in a wheelchair. I’m just like everybody else.

In 2017, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association is celebrating 40 years of leading change and changing lives. #40Stories

Collage (3 photos): Top (1993) - Team Australia at the CP World Games in Nottingham, England; Middle (1993) - Team Australia staff including Sean Tweedy (left) and Kaye Kidd (centre); Bottom - Helena and mum Kaye
Top (1993) - Team Australia at the CP World Games in Nottingham, England; Middle (1993) - Team Australia staff including Sean Tweedy (left) and Kaye Kidd (centre); Bottom - Helena and mum Kaye
Helena competing in an athletics event
Helena competing in an athletics event
Helena and Kaye Kidd
Helena dancing with an Army volunteer at an Awards dinner
Helena dancing with an Army volunteer at an Awards dinner
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