A three-time Kedron B&F winner who with Harry O’Callaghan holds the distinction of umpiring and playing in grand finals as well as representing Queensland. Was a member of the Redlegs 1959 premiership team and finished third in the Grogan Medal the same year, but tasted grand final defeat in 1955 and ‘58. Represented Queensland at the Centenary Championships in Melbourne in 1958.
Commenced umpiring in 1968 and worked his way towards officiating back-to-back QAFL grand finals in 1974-75 in an era when Tom McArthur was difficult to dislodge from the mantle of Queensland’s best umpire. Spent time coaching and conditioning umpires after he hung up the whistle at the end of 1976.