A foundation member of the Windsor-Zillmere club as an 11-year-old in 1963 who went on to play 236 games for the Eagles as a hard-running, rugged and mobile ruckman. A member of Queensland Schoolboy teams in 1967-69, he was an uncompromising competitor who formed the backbone of Zillmere’s first premiership side in 1975 before a stint at Richmond in ‘76. Didn’t enjoy Melbourne and returned home mid-season as the Eagles completed back-to-back flags. Picked up another premiership in 1981, and played 16 times for Queensland between 1970-79, invariably among the best players.
More recently he has contributed at a community level, with 10 years as president of the Northern Raiders. Son Luke, another product of the Eagles and Aspley juniors, played 11 AFL games for the Brisbane Lions, including four in the 2003 premiership year, and seven games for Richmond in 2004 before returning to the Eagles in ’05 and earning the State captaincy.