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DIRECTOR—INFRASTRUCTURE and FACILITIES
Board Member 2011-2017
Vice President and Junior Chairman 2012-2014
Junior Clubman of the Year 2011
AFLBJ – Club Volunteer of the Year 2014
Chris grew up in Melbourne and played early football with Beaumaris then played in SA, Queensland and NT, as work took him to these places. Chris loved playing the game and have kept involved, coming to Sherwood in 2006 and has been a junior coach at the club for five years.
Chris worked in banking and finance until he was 25, and then moved to a national painting contracting business as GM in Victoria. Relocated to Brisbane in 2001 as State Manager for Higgins Coatings, overseeing the growth of the business to now include four offices and 250 staff.
Chris lives in Sherwood and it was a pleasant surprise to find an AFL club down the road and the rest is history. Chris is married to Rhonda with two teenage children (Alexandra & Lachlan) who both participate in sport, with Lachie playing for Sherwood as a junior and making his Senior debut for the Western Magpies in 2016 and is listed with the Lions NEAFL side n 2017.
Interests include AFL, golf, surfing, reading a good book, watching sport at any level, being involved at local AFL level and rowing. Passions include grass roots footy in providing a program that encourages people of all genders and ages to participate.
At Sherwood, it is a goal of Chris, and many others, to ensure that we continue to play at the best level in SE Queensland, and we are seen as a like minded community club that attracts people to play at the club because we offer the best programs, facilities, grounds and coaching in the western suburbs.
Chris believes Sherwood should not be just known as a football club, but should be promoted as a ‘Community Minded Sporting Club’, and as such, has been actively involved in achieving grants for the development of facilities at the club.