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Sports enthusiast, nature lover, concerned for our children's future

Employed in the education field, starting to look forward to retirement when I can do all the things I've promised myself. As well as school administration I have been involved in assisting disabled and special needs children ( autism, aspergers etc.)

Involved in scouting since I was a kid, recently retired from group leadership, after spending years as a leader. Absolutely loved going out on weekend hikes and camps, the most restful activity you can get to recover from the stress of work. This I think led to my great love of nature and wildlife, especially our own unique Australian flora and fauna

Years of junior football involvement followed by senior football (Australian Rules) as I followed my boys, being involved in everything from scoreboard to goal and boundary umpiring, and spent a decade as treasurer and executive committee of a suburban football club.

Other than Aussie Rules football I have a great passion for all sports ( never was a star myself, and am way past it now) , I especially love Cricket and Tennis, but take an active interest in all sports especially where Australian teams and participants are involved. My motto has been: "Don't fight it on the battlefield, take it to the sports arena".

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