Born in Christchurch in August 1951
Occupation: Assistant Principal, Shirley
Boys High School
Married to Mary-Anne since 1975
Hobbies: Reading, golf, sometimes gardening
refereeing in Timaru in 1976; NZ Badge in 1980; involved in old Southern League and did some National League Lines before
retiring in mid -1980s due to a health problem. Got roped in to assessing and
coaching then. Enjoyed that so much that when the health problems were over in 1986 I stuck with it.
many years the Southern Region Regional Referee Coach.
President of Otago SRA and Canterbury SRA.
Mainland Federation rep on NZ Soccer Referees Committee and thus chairperson of Mainland Referees Committee.
also a National League Referee Inspector.
also coached school sides for about 30 years.
X1 coach at Shirley BHS since 1988 currently Assistant Coach (ie. Semi-retired the kids have got faster and I have got slower!)
2000 I have also been Tour Leader and Manager of the New Zealand Secondary Schools National team and am taking them to Europe in
April 2004. We are also hosting, in Christchurch, a
two test series against the Australian National side in the September holidays.
became a Referee:
of the game and my job meant that I could no longer train with a club side and I wanted to keep an active involvement in the
game. Very early on I realized the enjoyment and comradeship of refereeing.
League lines, National League inspecting, Presidency of Canterbury and Otago, Regional Coaching, being involved with NZSRC;
helping referees progress up the ranks, the many friends I have made through refereeing