Tom has been heavily involved in a number of sports including rugby league and union, tennis, lawn bowls and polocrosse throughout his life. His tireless dedication and talents have helped a number of sports and in particular polocrosse.
Tom became involved in polocrosse in 1960 when his children started participating in the sport. He coached polocrosse from the 1960’s through to the 1980’s including overseas tours with the NSW and Australian polocrosse teams to Zimbabwe (1993), South Africa and Canada.
Tom holds life memberships at a number of clubs including Canberra Riding Club – Foundation Member, Canberra Royals Polocrosse Club, Southern Highlands Polocrosse Club, Calgary Alberta Polocrosse Club (Canada), Yass Polocrosse Club (President 1965 to Present) and Australian Stock Horse Society (Honorary Life Member).
Tom is also the Public Officer at a number of polocrosse Clubs, including the Australian Polocrosse Club and the NSW Polocrosse Club. His administrative efforts, in not only polocrosse but as a past President of the Ainslie Tennis Club, have greatly assisted a number of sports-people across the Canberra region.
Born: 9 September 1919
Deceased: 25 January 2006