Rolemodel Carries the Queen’s Baton

John Coutis has recently completed a speaking tour as a keynote presenter at all 10 of the National Young Leaders Days, held annually in Australian capital cities for primary and secondary students. Over the series of events, John inspired over 20,000 students as he shared about life without the lower half of his body.

Last week John inspired millions more people who watched worldwide, as he carried the Queen’s Baton along the Gold Coast beachfront on the day of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. John was passed the baton by Australia’s athletics golden girl, Sally Pearson.

To watch a 1 minute highlights video of John Coutis rolling on his skateboard with the Queen’s Baton go to:

Halogen Australia have organised for John Coutis to do a speaking tour visiting Australian schools throughout the whole month of August (other dates available on request). If you would like John to visit you and inspire students email