began playing volleyball at the age of 15...in a squash court.
Now that's what we call desperate for a game. Not much has changed
since then. Pretty much any time, any place if there is a game
on he'll be in it.
day Shane used to be a Graphic Designer/Online Publisher. He
was responsible for the original AVW web site design that served
the company for over 10 years. If there's any features you'd
like to see on the new website feel free to send plenty of suggestions
so Shane is kept too busy to annoy the rest of the staff.
has coached at state, club and school level for well over 10
years winning various medals and titles along the way.
player profile of Shane from the staff of Australian Volleyball
reach: way, way up there
grading: Honours (probably need to rethink that actually)
grading: Mens AAA (yeah and we might take a look at that too)
Memorable moment on court: 2005 World Masters Games,
Canada. Game one...first set in the bag...sub's himself off to propose to now wife Tara...returns to game...which the team wins. At the end of the match opposition team says "How did it go??"...ref says "How did what go??". Clearly he missed the 70mm high letters across the uniform saying MARRY ME TARA! Idiot!
Sporting goal: to one day earn an Australian uniform
instead of stealing stuff from the rest of the staff who actually
earned the gear.
Playing, coaching, water boy, whatever....not fussy. On the bucket list for one day.
and hero: Inspiration: Peter Brock...he was the man. Heros:
Daughter Kayla...just because she is always "keepin' it real" and son Blake cause he can bounce off anything and survive.
car racing (lots of car racing), snowboarding, volleyball, beach
player profile of Shane from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Indoor mens: bought Row 275 seats for final, sat in Row
Indoor womens: given Row 118 seats for final by sister,
sat in Row 2
Beach mens: given Back Row seats for final by mum for
birthday, sat in Back Row and got wet like everyone else
Beach womens: bought Row 3 seats for final, sat in Row
3 right beside Nat Cooks family and friends. Actually I think Nat's grandma ended up in my seat after the 14 person shuffle to get 8 of Nat's family into the 5 allocated seats they had. Awesome.
Free Brazilian t-shirt tally: 3
player profile of Shane from the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.
not enough broken bits to qualify yet but definately developing
When staff tell you Shane is busy in a meeting and it just happens to be a Friday...chances are he is actually doing this.