T op wheelchair basketball referee Matthew Wells, of St Andrews, is officiating at the London Paralympics.
Wells, 51, said he was proud to be going to the games which start today.
Wells, who has been a strong advocate of able-bodied and wheelchair basketball in Macarthur for many years, left Australia for Holland, with the Australian women's team.
"The women's team will be based in Amsterdam for their final preparations," he said.
Wells said he started refereeing basketball games 25 years ago. In 1995 he was lured to the wheelchair game through basketball contacts.
He has become one of the highest accredited referees at international level.
Wells said the Paralympics would be his biggest career highlight.
"Refereeing at the Paralympics is the absolute pinnacle for me," he said.
"It's such a different experience refereeing wheelchair sports.
"It's a very physical game and there are a lot of collisions."
Wells, who is an accredited referees' instructor and assesses their handling of games, made his Paralympic debut at Beijing in 2008.
"I got to referee the bronze medal men's match between Great Britain and the USA at Beijing," Wells said.
Wells was at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympics as an official and scorer.