Monday, June 05, 2017
Peter was first introduced to Touch Football as a Physical Education teacher at Alfred Deakin High School, whilst also playing Touch in the local Touch competition. Peter soon moved to Queensland and started teaching in Gympie, Rosedale, and Bundaberg while still playing in local touch competitions.
Peter’s coaching career started within the school sport system. He coached his way up in the ranks starting with district Touch Football school teams, then moving through the regional, state and Australian system.
Although Peter has been involved in the Australian touch system for several years, his love for teaching has never left him, “I love the friendships, the mutual respect and the challenges, through training sessions and preparing for carnivals together, and of course the various competitive moments.”
Peter is now a School Ambassador and proudly advocates the School Ambassador Program. The School Ambassador Program was developed to provide opportunities for passionate and motivated individuals to assist Touch Football Australia in the promotion, marketing and delivery of its many programs. The Program aims to identify and acknowledge the contribution that these individuals make to the sport of Touch Football.
When asked, what he enjoys most about the ambassador program, Peter said there many reasons why he enjoys the role and how he got involved in the program.
“I first got involved in the school ambassador program simply by running Touch here at St Luke's Anglican School for the last 23 years. The wheels keep turning here with such great kids and parents and I love coaching. That's why I became a PE Teacher in the first place.”
“I actually enjoy the trainings and the various fun games we play, with beach touch to finish off a session.”
Peter stressed the importance of giving back to the sport of Touch Football and what it does for Touch Football.
“It’s always important to give back to the sport. I have made a lot of friends in my time and I have travelled a lot with Touch. It has given me so much and I want to help the next crop of Touch Football talent. I just love seeing the new breed of players coming through and soaking up the information, as well as understanding the reasons why we play that way, or defend that way.”
When asked, what advice would you give to someone looking to be a school ambassador, Peter replied with “Just go for it. If your heart is in the right place, everyone understands and accepts you.”
We just want to thank Peter for his hard work and contribution to the sport of Touch Football and we look forward to your involvement for many more years.