Born and raised in country Western Australia. Educated at Nungarin Primary School and Merredin Senior High School. Heavily involved in playing sport, Australian Rules Football, Cricket, Tennis, Golf Hockey and Athletics over a sixty-year period.
Selected to play in the Eastern Districts representative Country Week Australian Rules Country Week Team in 1972. Represented the Merredin Cricket Association in 1967. Bob studied at the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.
He was elected as President of the Claremont Teachers’ College in 1970. His working career has seen him employed by the Agricultural Department of Western Australia as a Field Assistant before embarked on a teaching, career extending beyond 40 years, rising to be a Level 5 Principal. Included in his teaching career were 18 months working in England and 2 years in Singapore.
He became involved in coaching in a volunteer capacity through his children’s participation in T-Ball. Further coaching continued with athletics at Little Athletics Level and then into Seniors where he is a Level 2 Coach. Bob successfully coached an athlete to a Gold Medal at the Junior World Championships in Edinburgh in 2005.
He has continued his commitment to the development of our youth through further athletic coaching and officiating while still accepting the odd days Teacher Relief.