Sir Roden Cutler Award

Sir Roden Cutler was our first patron and a great supporter of the PCA. In 1999, the PCA launched the inaugural Sir Roden Cutler (SRC) Award in recognition of his efforts in improving the lot of people with disabilities. The SRC Award program is aimed at acknowledging, highlighting and rewarding disabled individuals who have excelled in their chosen field of sport or endeavour.

Successful recipients, all with either physical and/or intellectual disabilities, will have demonstrated outstanding achievements in either sporting or recreational fields that serve as inspiration to other people with disabilities. Their achievements will have been recognised by their peers and may include awards, prizes, media profiles or other forms of accolades. These amazing people will also have an impressive history of being active in the disability space helping and mentoring others to deal with their disability.

There are three awards within the program. Final recipients will be offered funds to be directed to disability charities of their choice

To nominate a worthy candidate please email: 


  • James Pittar (Swimming) 1999
  • Zoltan Peglar (Yachting) 2000
  • Michael Milton (Skiing) 2001
  • Julie Higgins (Equestrian) 2002
  • Ben Felten (Rowing) 2003
  • Jan Pike (Equestrian) 2004
  • Kurt Fearnley (Wheelchair Marathon) 2006


  • Brad Dubberley (Wheelchair Rugby) 2009
  • Ame Barnbrook (Sailing) 2011
  • Jess Gallagher (Skiing) 2013
  • Liesl Tesch (Sailing and Basketball) 2014
  • Katie Kelly (Triathlete) 2017
  • Damien Thomlinson (Para-snowboarder) 2018