Paralympian Richard Colman to feature on Yellow Pages cover
LOCAL champion Richard Colman will be in every home and business across Geelong after being selected to grace the cover of this year’s Yellow and White Pages.
Publisher Sensis has recognised the 29-year-old under their theme, “Inspiring Others to Achieve”, saluting unsung and inspirational heroes selflessly assisting others to achieve their goals.
The multiple Paralympic gold and silver medalist from Highton was born with spina bifida, but has never let a physical challenge to get in his way.
He was recognized for his sporting excellence and community service with an Order of Australia Medal in 2005.
Colman is one of the region’s most accomplished and diverse athletes. He was the first person in a wheelchair to umpire an AFL match in 2007. A fierce competitor in swimming, basketball, soccer and track athletics, Coleman holds Australian and Oceanic sporting records.
Outside the sporting arena, Colman is a qualified accountant and financial advisor who traded in his calculator for a public speaking role. He conducts motivational training sessions and inspirational conferences for people of all abilities prompting others to be their best.
“I hope that by sharing my story I’ve inspired people to chase their dreams, no matter what obstacles they face,” Colman said.
Sensis celebrates Australia’s humble community members whose outstanding achievements are often overlooked, with their selection of each region’s Yellow and White Pages cover models.