Matt Went­worth

Myrtleford Times - - News -

How long have you lived in Myrtle­ford?

20 years, I was born in Mans­field but the fam­ily moved here when I was one, I went to Myrtle­ford P-12 Col­lege right through to the end of year 12.

You must like it here?

Love it, it’s nice and quiet and there is plenty to do on the week­ends and I can keep my­self out of mis­chief.

What is your job?

Store Man­ager at BWS

How did that come about?

I have worked in the bot­tle shop for al­most three years and af­ter Wool­worths bought it out at the start of the year, the old owner sat down with me and said there may be an op­por­tu­nity for me if I wanted it. I spoke to BWS and they said my name had been put for­ward and that they saw some­thing in me.

How have you found it?

It was chal­leng­ing at first, all the dif­fer­ent pro­cesses and ev­ery­thing but now I am into the swing of things and it’s be­come nor­mal.

What do you en­joy most about the job?

Talk­ing to all the peo­ple that come through each day.

What com­mu­nity groups are you in­volved in around town?

The Myrtle­ford Footy Club, I used to play cricket and bas­ket­ball but I en­joy get­ting down to the footy club most. I love the boys and they all get around me, I en­joy hav­ing a beer on a Satur­day night with them and it’s a good way to catch up with mates who have moved to Mel­bourne like Eli­jah Wales.

Are you a chance to pull on the boots next sea­son?

There is no pen to pa­per yet but watch this space; I think Sharpy (Jake Sharp) will be very good for the boys.

What is a sig­nif­i­cant com­mu­nity is­sue to you?

Prob­a­bly the lack of em­ploy­ment around Myrtle­ford, there are a lot of kids with no in­ter­est in fin­ish­ing school and if they can’t get a trade then there’s re­ally not much for them. I’ve had a lot of mates need to leave town or travel for work even if they wouldn’t mind stay­ing.

What is a sig­nif­i­cant world is- sue to you?

Poverty, we have it pretty lucky here but look­ing at some of the other coun­tries it pulls the heart strings a bit.

If you could bring any­one to Myrtle­ford who would it be and what you show them?

Dustin Martin, I would prob­a­bly take him through BWS to help us meet some quar­terly tar­gets then down to the pub for a few off the wood.

What would be your pur­chase at BWS as a cus­tomer?

Prob­a­bly Carl­ton Dry and a bot­tle of Dubliner.

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