As a proud Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri man, Chris has very strong connections and ties within and across Indigenous communities. As such, Chris’s vision is, and always has been, for Indigenous people to gain an education and develop skills and qualifications that enable a better future. This has been his mantle as he has progressed from education to sport, work and beyond. After spending 27 years within the AFL industry in a player/coach/managerial role Chris has been accountable for the delivery of National programs to the wider communities. During his time within the AFL, he was assigned to a number of projects that sat outside of his existing responsibilities.
Chris has diligently established young youth for over a decade, helping young athletes from all over the country, maximize their football potential whilst giving them the opportunity to become powerful young people and furthermore to the broader communities. One of his biggest achievements has been co-chairing the Reconciliation Action Plan for AFL Victoria.