For the past 50 years of has been actively involved in water polo. Whilst at Secondary School with a group of fellow swimming and surf club members of a regional New Zealand City, reformed the defunct local water polo club.
This involvement has included not only playing, but also as a referee, coach and administrator. Worked with a number of local clubs in the South-Eastern suburbs to re-establish water polo in the Dandenong area. This involvement was interrupted by family and work commitments before returning to play at a more social level.
Over that same period of time, he has been actively involved and worked in the pre-hospital medical emergency response arena, as a lifeguard, Ambulance Officer, MICA Paramedic, and Clinical Instructor. Whilst in working with Ambulance Victoria he was activity involved with developing the roles of Clinician and Duty Team Manager in the Communications Centre. And with fellow MICA Paramedic Team Managers to establish the first Single MICA Paramedic Responders in Melbourne.
For the past 19 years he has been the Principal Facilitator of a training organisation accredited to provide both basic and advanced life support training programs to General Practice. Is a seasonal lecturer with Monash University involved with the training of MFB & CFA Emergency Medical First-Responders.
He has a keen interest in ensuring we have a safe environment in which to we all can play water polo on a regular basis in Victoria be that in a social or competitive format.
This includes providing pathways for players wanting to play at the highest possible level, for the development of our Referees and Club Coaches. Making sure that the Volunteers running our clubs have to right support processes that encourages their long term involvement in our game.