These memories encouraged him to join the club’s coaching team and he will enter his third year as colts coach in 2013.
‘It’s just good to get people involved in the game,’ he said.
The Nedlands resident, who plays in the club’s reserves side, dedicates about seven hours a week to coaching the team.
His service has led to him being nominated in the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Ultimate Volunteer Reward, with 10 winners given the opportunity to shadow the game-day action with the Perth Wildcats, Western Force, West Coast Eagles, West Coast Fever and at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.
Entrants should be aged between 15 and 30 and do a minimum of five hours volunteer work at their local sport or recreation club.
Enter at www.dsr.wa.gov.au/ reward by March 7.