Q. When did you first get involved with the club?
I started playing there in 1982 in the Under 16s.
Q. In what different capacities have you been involved with the club?
I was a player in the Seniors from 1983-88 and 1992-1997. I've been an assistant coach, a coach, I've been on the committee for three years and served three years as president, and also just a general helper around the club.
Q. What do you love most about the club that you support/volunteer for?
I just love the whole club and representing the city. It's a good standard of football in the Wimmera League. I was fortunate enough to play five or six inter-league games and coached Wimmera inter-league side, so I think it's a good grounding for rural sportspeople. It's also a really good grounding as a person, you get some lifelong friends out of it.
Q. What is your number one highlight in your time supporting/volunteering?
Playing in the 1986 premiership and coaching the 1999 and 2001 premierships were certainly a highlight. But also just developing friendships and camaraderie. It's just a great feeling being involved in the football club.
Me and my brother, Michael, were joint coaches in 2004. That was another highlight.
Q. Who is the player from your club you've most enjoyed watching?
I think Paul McLachlan is one of the best country footballers I've ever seen. He could do anything, he could play on the ground, play in the air, he was just a ball magnet. Why he didn't play AFL is beyond me.
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