Athlete Biography

Luke is currently the world U19 age group champion and about to make his mark on the ITU junior circuit in this highly competitive sport. Luke was born with a speech impairment called verbal dyspraxia, a condition that interferes with the correct sequencing of speech sentencing. Whilst restrictive as this condition can be ,triathlon has given Luke a huge direction in life, so much so that he recently graduated from his Year 12 studies with full honours and now has a career goal of living and racing the European circuit whilst undertaking further studies in French and IT. Born in Brisbane, eldest of 3 boys, Luke and his family have always enjoyed an active sporting life with Luke’s Mother a former national level netball player and high level netball coach and Luke’s Father, a 2 time Paralympic Weightlifter. Luke is a young man that wants to travel the world, is focused on achieving his best and wants to be the best that he can be.

Athlete Sponsors:

Ocean Tyres, PureSport, Spacial Concepts, RSL

Athlete Language: English and studying French

Athlete Education: Completed Year 12 Immanuel Lutheran College with full honours

Athlete Hobbies: Listening to music, watching movies

Athlete Sports Hero: Lance Armstrong

Athlete Proudest Moment: Winning U19 Age Group World Championships in Beijing in 2011

Athlete Coach: Dan Atkins

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