Wilson having a ball on home turf
FROM photo journalist to local Member, Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson is happy representing the City he grew up in.
Mr Wilson attended South Terrace Primary – now Fremantle Primary School – which incidentally is just up the road from his office.
“I still go up there to play basketball; I can still find the bag hook I used when I was at school there,” he said.
“I went to UWA and studied Arts majoring in English and Law but dropped out of Law to do my honours in English.
“In my early years I was a writer and freelance photo journalist. I have done travel writing and I taught at Curtin University for a decade.
“I quit teaching when I was in local government back in 2009 but I still really enjoy writing.”
Mr Wilson said playing sport was important to him not only for his physical health but mental and emotional wellbeing.
“I have played soccer at Fremantle United in the Masters level for the past eight or nine years,” he said.
“I play basketball, tennis, squash, but ocean swimming is the closest I get to regular fitness although I’m not sure how fit I am.
“When I am at Parliament on weekday mornings you can wake up earlier and play some sport like basketball or soccer.”
The former writer said he also loved reading, cooking, puzzles and maths problems as a way to relax, as well as visit his favourite places in Fremantle.
“I really enjoy taking my family to the Shanghai Sheds for an early dinner or whenever we have guests from over east getting fish and chips and eating them on Monument Hill,” he said.
“My current project I’ve been doing at home is sorting out all the Lego we have at home and organising it all into tubs with all the instructions.
“I like doing things around the house like painting, even though I may not be the best handyman.
“I really do enjoy cooking. My favourite dish is lasagne and I’m pretty good at making cheese twists.” Leah Roberts
Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson showing some fancy footwork in a game of soccer.