Boccia athlete Spencer Cotie is a world championship silver medallist who will make his Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Spencer, who is from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, started competing in 2010 when he was still in primary school and quickly rose through the ranks.
In 2014 Spencer was made his Australian representative debut at the BISFed World Open in Hong Kong, where he teamed up for the first time with fellow NSWIS athlete and his role model Daniel Michel to win silver in the mixed pairs BC3. Since then their partnership has become a huge success.
The pair claimed silver at the 2017 BISFed Regional Open Championship 2017 before bagging another silver at the 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships in Liverpool, England.
By the end of 2018, Spencer and Daniel had climbed to world No. 3 in Pairs BC3.
The duo together with Jamieson Leeson, also an NSWIS scholarship holder, competed at in the BC3 Pairs the 2019 BISFed Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships where they claimed bronze.
At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Spencer will compete in the BC3 mixed Individuals and Pairs BC3.