Jess Gallagher Summer & Winter Paralympic Medallist

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Sep
14

Women's Board Leadership Program

Professional development is an area I thrive on. I love learning new information and skills, challenging my perspective, beliefs and values so naturally I was incredibly excited to receive a scholarship in the inaugural Women’s Board Leadership program developed by the Victorian Government in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The scholarship provided me the...

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Aug
5

Alfie's story

Last year I received a beautiful email from a Mum whose son had been diagnosed with an eye condition. It broke my heart to learn that on diagnosis the Doctor had told her and her husband that their little baby boy would be bullied growing up, never get a job and that he would never live a fulfilled life. Understandably, they were distraught and utterly heartbroken. During this time they...

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Jul
12

Visionary device puts life into focus

  I can’t even begin to explain how genuinely excited I was the morning I woke knowing that in just a few short hours I would be blessed with the opportunity to try a new piece of adaptive technology created by my friends at Samsung. Alongside the excitement were some notable nerves. IrisVision has had some amazing reviews and with my eye disease currently incurable it’s rare...

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Jun
21

Shout Out to the Girls

A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women What a beautiful, inspiring book and such a surprise of delight when I learnt that I had been featured inside as one of 50 Aussie women who are receiving a shout out! The stories of women from so many walks of life and what they have achieved is breathtaking. In particular a big shout out from me to Cat MacInnes who illustrated my picture, I just...

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May
16

The Olympic Channel: Gamebreakers

How Jessica Gallagher became Australia's first Para-Alpine Ski Queen! | Game Breakers   What an honour to be featured by The Olympic Channel in their ‘Game Breakers’ series focusing on my history making performance at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics when Eric and I became the first Australian women to win a winter Paralympic medal- fifty years after Australia won...

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Apr
18

Jess ambassador for Osteopathy Awareness Week 2018

Jess encourages all Aussies to #GiveItAGo Media release: Osteopathy Australia As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close, the excitement of a sporting event hosted at home has inspired the nation, many of whom will be encouraged to venture into a new sport. However, transitioning between sports, and making our bodies move in different ways, without preparation, puts us at risk of injury....

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Apr
11

Games greats make waves with Mick Fanning

A one-of-a-kind #GC2018 experience... Former world surfing champion Mick Fanning has taught some Commonwealth Games legends the art of catching waves at Kirra Beach.​ Despite missing out in his final competition at Bells Beach earlier this month, the surfing icon was happy to pass on his experience to Anna Meares, Jessica Gallagher and Chad le Clos.South African Le Clos took home five...

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Mar
30

Dual World Championship silver to Gallagher and Janssen

Double World Championship silver in Rio   The Australian Cycling Team has celebrated ten medals at the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Rio, fourth most by any nation behind Great Britain, Netherlands and China.  ​  ​ The Championships also offered the first vital opportunity for nations to grab valuable qualification points towards Tokyo 2020,...

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Mar
10

Jess inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2018

Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2018 What an incredible honour to be inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2018. Alongside 19 other phenomenal women, their stories an backgrounds as varied and diverse as they come. My family and I were delighted to be able to attend a luncheon held in celebration of the inductees and what an incredibly inspiring event it was. An opportunity ...

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Dec
29

#GoldCoastgold interview with RadioTAB

As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games edge closer and closer I recently spoke with Radio TAB for their 'Gold Coast Gold' segment. It was a really enjoyable chat with the guys who asked some unique questions! Great fun!   You can check it out right here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6559102-jessica-gallagher-jessgallagher86-19-12-2017   (Jess and Lara in action)

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