The Weekend Post - - Sport -

Q You held the ti­tle of As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor at James Cook Univer­sity be­fore be­ing made re­dun­dant re­cently. How do you re­flect on your time there?

A I was ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed af­ter ev­ery­thing we had achieved and I am dis­ap­pointed for the stu­dents. We have loved our time in Cairns and have been so for­tu­nate to work with the teams and staff I have. Cairns will al­ways be a spe­cial place for Stephanie, the kids and my­self.

Q There is not many sport­ing codes you have not touched on your time up here mate. It must have been an ex­cit­ing jour­ney?

A My fam­ily and I can hon­estly say we had the best ex­pe­ri­ence in Cairns. The busi­ness side of things have changed in aca­demic life and that has been well pub­li­cised. I love work­ing with stu­dents and see­ing them progress. Stu­dents work­ing with the North­ern Pride (pic­tured) was huge on my end. They learnt so much about re­cov­ery and what hap­pens on game day. They were able to touch on things that are out­side of a text book.

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