In his position of Director – Specialist Football Program at John Curtin College of the Arts, Peter provides leadership and direction to colleagues within the Health and Physical Education Department who also works with the specialist football students. Peter works extensively with community and Government providers within the context of sport and specifically football. Peter is a highly experienced teacher with over 40 years of teaching and leadership and was the teacher who originally planned and implemented the Specialist Football Program at John Curtin College in 1990.
Peter has a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education both from Western Australian College of Advanced Education (now part of Edith Cowan University) majoring in Health and Physical Education. Peter is a Level 3 Classroom teacher and was also a former WACE Chief Marker in the Physical Education Studies practical ATAR examinations.
Peter is a highly proficient and Accredited coach possessing an Asian Football Confederation “B” Licence and a Football Federation of Australia Instructor Coach accreditation. He is also a member of the Western Australian Football Hall of Fame having been inducted in 2008 recognising his commitment to football in schools. One of the highlights of his coaching career was the opportunity to coach the Australian U/19 National Schoolboys teams when on tour in Great Britain and Ireland (2012) and Brazil and Argentina (2013).
Peter is heavily involved in the planning and delivery of sporting opportunities for school students from all education sectors, through his role with School Sport W.A. He has been a board member with SSWA since 1988 and has risen to the position of President, a position he has held since 2016. Peter is also a Life Member of the Association.
Peter’s coaching philosophy centres around the ability to provide students with access to a high level football program in an environment that is inclusive and intensive whilst at the same time considering the holistic development of the individual including their academic, social and sporting abilities.