Former leading Fremantle Dockers player, former coach of South Fremantle Football Club, sports commentator/broadcaster.
Paul grew up in Northampton, a small town 470 km north of Perth. He moved to Perth to attend secondary school at Mazenod College where he had a passion for football, cricket, tennis and living life to the fullest. Paul has a wealth of achievements, knowledge and experience that he utilises in both his current and professional life. These include:
- Played 208 games spanning 11 seasons for the Fremantle Football Club in the AFL.
- Awarded the Rising Star Award (2000), AFL All Australian (2003) and named Ross Glendinning Medallist on four occasions.
- Represented Australia against Ireland in the International Rules Series.
- Twice runner up in the Fremantle Football Club Best & Fairest Award.
- Radio 6PR Special Comments for AFL games commentary.
- Channel Ten media personality.
- Former Coach of South Fremantle in the WAFL competition.
After his impressive career spanning eleven seasons for Fremantle Dockers Paul retired in 2010 and began a career working in the mining and construction industry for ASX 100 company Monadelphous as a Learning and Development Adviser delivering programs on frontline management, leadership, communication, teamwork and safety.
In 2009, Paul was elected as a member of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention. Paul contributed an abundance of skills and experience to the WA One Life suicide prevention strategy, and continues this work today in his role as One Life Suicide Prevention Ambassador. Paul is trained in Gate Keeper and has completed Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST).
Paul is an experienced public speaker delivering a vital and empowering lifesaving message which he shares with corporate groups, sporting clubs, work places, community members and groups and more recently with schools and young people. Paul is supporting One Life communities to address suicide and suicide prevention needs in their respective communities.
Paul can also provide a motivating, inspiring and entertaining presentation which encompasses Teamwork, Leadership, Goal Setting and Overcoming Obstacles or can tailor a speech to suit your specific requirements.
Paul has developed a promotion and awareness program which is available for schools. The program raises awareness and promotes a wider healthy mental health message, encouraging school children to reach their potential, overcome challenges, the importance of resilience and building strong relationships. Paul reaches individuals and groups with sport and recreation in particular combining football activities and class room sessions.