Q1: Tell us how you first got involved in with the Redbacks?
Answer: I first got involved about 6 years ago when my son Wihan began playing for the club in the under 6 grade. I began helping with coaching and now coach all the time.
Q2: What is your current role with the club?
Answer: Last year I was elected Club President by the committee. It is a privilege to be the president for this term and serve the club in this way….
Q3: What’s it like to be a volunteer with our club?
Answer: There are two things. First, it gives you great satisfaction to see you are making a difference in young people’s lives and two, its hard work that you have to put into volunteering….like any volunteering…..but it is a privilege most of all.
Q4: How would (someone) describe you?
Answer: Hopefully as someone who is Friendly, approachable and a good listener…….
Q5: What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
Answer: I’m a Minister in the church, which might surprise a few people……….
Q7: Do you have a favourite team?
Answer: My favourite team that I support is the Springboks. (we knew this answer was coming!)……and also the REDS local team……On an international level though definitely the Springboks, because that’s where I was born.
Q8: What about a favourite food?
Answer: Anything meat, spare ribs, steak and something called ‘blue bull steak’……….
Q9: What do you do when you aren’t volunteering for the Redbacks?
Answer: As I said earlier I am a Minister of a church and I am also working for a larger church, the Uniting Church of Queensland…….. and also running a business in Highfields called Kerb Cafe
Q10: What do you think will change about our club over the next five years?
Answer: For the club, I would like to see that we have a very large girls/ women’s rugby competition and quite a few teams competing in 7’s across Queensland. Also, a team in every teenage group across the inner Downs competition would be great and hopefully we start looking at re-introducing rugby seniors to our club.