2016 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Lees
|Born||1 March 1977|
Lees life changed in June 2000. Lees a mechanic at the time was on a motocross circuit in Laverton, Victoria when his bike ran off the track and the resultant accident led to him breaking his neck. He is paralysed from the chest down but has recovered some mobility, improving to a point where he can 'stand a bit and use my arms a bit.' 
In 2002, Lees started playing wheelchair rugby on the social, non-competitive level.
Lees was a member of the Steelers that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympics. He was a member of the Australian team that won its first world championship gold medal at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships at Odense, Denmark. .
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