He later did some part-time writing on rugby league and greyhounds from the mid-70s, became a full-time sports journalist in ’81 and took on the AFL “round” in 1983. Also a noted golf and cricket writer, he received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and has enjoyed the wonderful success of the Sharks and the rise, fall and imminent rise again of AFL football on the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Bulletin for 26 years since Southport joined the then AFLQ competition in 1983. Born in Sydney, he spent part of his early childhood in Port Morseby before living in Cairns from 1956-71, playing Australian Rules on Saturdays and Rugby League on Sundays. He moved to the Gold Coast in 1973 and first worked at the Bulletin as a type-setter.