A contributor to football for over more than 30 years as a coach and administrator within the primary school system, he began his involvement in school football with his first teacher posting in 1974. He was no slouch as a footballer, playing in the Queensland Secondary Schools State team in 1968 with the likes of Don Smith and Neville Weller, and after joining the Queensland Primary Schools Association in 1979 is still an active member.
Has spent several years as secretary and president of this organisation, and during this time has convened the Brisbane South/Metropolitan East region for more than 20 years.Has been Metropolitan East coach, manager or trainer most years since 1979. Coached the Queensland Primary Schools State team in 1983-84-85 and 1997, and managed the Queensland Primary Schools State team in 1987, when a certain Michael Voss was a member.
Was also the National Carnival Organiser in 1986 and assisted in ‘92.