Having arrived in Fremantle in 1975 as a refugee, Albie will be forever grateful to a young surfer in an EH panel van who would take him to all the South Freo games. He cut his teeth on the rules of the game on the banks of Fremantle Oval, the Bulldogs (South Freo), were his first footy love. Later that year, Albie became aware of the VFL when the grand final was telecast live and his passion for the mighty Hawks was born. Coincidently, he had picked the losing grand finalists in each competition!
Albie loves the game at all levels, without a healthy local competition there can be no AFL. His family are mainly Fremantle supporters, with a few Eagles and one sole Hawk, which adds to the banter at family events.
Albie is passionate about fans in WA getting a fair go and having access to modern facilities at a reasonable cost. He is not here to represent his own views, but rather canvas and represent the views of fans across the state. Fairness, equity and the access to enjoy this wonderful game of ours at a reasonable cost are paramount to Albie, but he is all ears to any other issues.