Surf Life Saver Profile - 33

Published: November 16, 2023

Welcome Jock and thanks for sharing with us


So let’s get deep and meaningful straight up

 Q – How long have you been in Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and what motivated you to volunteer your time? 5 years now. I love the beach and like helping people so I figured it ticks these two boxes and is good way to get out in the community.


Q – Is your experience so far what you thought it would be?

I underestimated how deep-rooted Coolum SLSC is in the Coolum community. I’ve made many friendships and community connections as a result of being a member.


On a lighter side

Q – Where did you grow up? (Assuming you’ve grown up)

I grew up in Kedron (North Brisbane) before moving up the coast, to Peregian Beach, at age 13.


Q – What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

I’ve been teaching for 13 years and I still think is best job I’ve had.


Q – Any nicknames?



Q – Any Hobbies?

Surfing, touch football and pickleball to name a few.


Q – Favourite Music/Musician/Band

I like a bit of everything but hard to go past a bit of Paul Kelly as we enter the festive season.


Q – Can you cook and what’s your favourite dish to prepare?

I like to BBQ and make a pretty good Spaghetti Bolognese.


Q – Final & Life defining Question…. Pineapple on Pizza, Yes or No??




Thank you Jock


If you’d like to share your story here with your mates, please contact your member officer - we’d all luv to hear it. Cheers, Noel

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