Chris joins Squash Australia as its Public Relations and Communications Coordinator. He, his wife Jess and two fur babies relocated to Brisbane from Victoria in May 2019 to enjoy the great weather and warm community culture.
A country boy at heart, Chris grew up in the small country town of Woodend (near Hanging Rock). From the age of nine, he wanted to break into sports media as he spent winter days listening to Rex Hunt calling the AFL, reading the Herald Sun and watching the VFL Match of the Day on the ABC.
Chris spent his time growing up playing football (AFL), athletics, swimming, volleyball and basketball. His passion still remained for bringing the game to life after years spent calling games of footy in the backyard.
He studied Professional Writing at Victoria University while doing freelance work for his local football netball league at the Macedon Ranges Guardian. He eventually landed a full-time role as a sports journalist with the Midland Express and Macedon Ranges Guardian in 2010. In that time, he continued his love of footy by building, producing and being play by play commentator for Highlands FM in the Riddell District Football Netball League, winning numerous national awards.
Chris produced content for the RDFNL football record and was host for the first ever Web TV shows for the league. After leaving the Express in 2016, he joined AFL Goldfields as its Media, Marketing and Events Manager for two years before leaving the role in late 2018 and ultimately fulfill the lifetime dream of attending Wrestlemania in 2019 which was in New York.
Chris and two of his best mates recorded a TV show for Channel 31 called Top Drop in 2012 which involved driving around Victoria and learning about local breweries, and has been a field umpire for local football since 2006. He has also taken up commentary for the Queensland AFL live streaming service.
Chris has a great passion for all sport and loves promoting local sport. His best sporting moment was seeing Peter Siddle get a hat-trick at the Gabba in 2010.