Jessica Cronje

Menangle, New South Wales

Wheelchair basketballer, Paralympic hopeful

Living by a simple mantra – ‘to strive to be the best I can be’ – has taken this young athlete far. Jessica has been a member of the Gliders national wheelchair basketball team since 2015. She has proudly represented Australia several times and is now on track to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics. A big believer in giving back, Jessica always finds time outside of her busy training schedule to mentor new players at demonstration days and social games. She is passionate about sharing this game, which can be enjoyed by people of all abilities, with more Australians.