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DIRECTOR - SPONSORSHIP
Board Member 2015 - 2017
Woodsmen President 2013 - 2016
Premiership Player 2009 & 2014
Andrew was born in Bendigo and grew up in country Victoria with a passion for Australian Football & cricket and is an avid follower of Collingwood Football Club.
At the age of 14, the family relocated to Queensland where Andrew attended Ipswich Grammar School and was an keen sportsman.
After completing studies at IGS, Andrew attended the University of Queensland and Kings College where he continued to play cricket & rugby at an elite level, but regrettably lost touch with his preferred sport of Australian Football.
Graduating from UQ, Andrew has held senior roles in property & financial services at a variety of organisations in Brisbane and is the current General Manager for a boutique Funds Management & Development Company.
Despite going 10 years with no involvement in Australian Football, Andrew maintained his passion for the sport via his support for Collingwood and working in marketing for a major sponsor of the Brisbane Lions for a number of years. Upon moving to the Chelmer area to start a family, Andrew found himself continually drawn down to the Chelmer Ovalto watch the club play in his beloved black & white and was eventually drawn out of sporting retirement to play for the Western Magpies in 2008 before being involved in the formation of affiliate club Woodsmen AFC, which is now back under the Western Magpies banner.
Andrew is married to primary school teacher Lauren, and has 4 children - Charlotte 10, Harry 8, Georgia 5 & Sam 3. Harry currently plays U/9's for the Sherwood Magpies and loves his footy.
Andrew looks forward to working with the newly formed Western Magpies Board and assisting in marketing the club and securing long term sponsors for a sustainable & successful presence at the highest level of Queensland Football and a positive and inclusive environment for young footballers in the local area, including his own children in the future.
He also hopes to keep playing for a few years yet!