Fenton. Born Boggabri NSW. Educated Fairfield Primary and
Parramatta High School.
career. Chief sound mixer 150 Australian feature films.
includes Newsfront, Caddie, Sunday Too Far Away, Picnic
At Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career, The Devil’s Playground,
Gallipoli, Phar Lap, The Russia House, Six Degrees Of Separation
and Paradise Road.
co-produced two documentary films on Wallaby tours. The
Running Game featured the long tour of British Isles and
Ireland in 1981. The African Campaign featured the four
match tour of South Africa in 1992.
and presented one hour documentary on boxer Les Darcy for
written 7 books on Australian sport.
Legend Of The fighting Man, published 1994, is a biography
on Australia’s most famous boxer Les Darcy who died in Memphis
Tennessee aged 21 in 1917.
The sake Of The Game (1996) tells the story of the 1927/28
Waratahs rugby tour of the British Isles, Ireland and France
which set the tradition of Australia’s open style of rugby
and virtually saved the game in Australia.
On Courage (2000) is a biography on Jockey Wayne Harris,
a Melbourne Cup and Golden slipper Stakes winner who overcame
enormous problems to achieve success.
Called Him Boy is the biography of Andrew “Boy” Charlton
who became Australia’s first Olympic 1500 metres champion
as a 16 year old in Paris in 1924.
is the biography of a teenage, North Queensland WW2 Nurse.
three books of sporting poetry. Sport The Way I Speak It,
Syringes In The Locker and I’ll Meet You Down The Pub.
Coaching career. 20 years first grade /representative rugby
1st XV, 1977-81. Coached them to first 1st
grade premiership 1977.
Representative Team 1982-85. Teams included the Ella Brothers,
Michael Hawker, Simon Poidevin and Nick Farr Jones.
1st XV or club coach 1986-1991
1st XV 1997 or club coach 1997-2001
Australian Sports Medal 2000 for service to Rugby in Sydney’s
writing for Inside Rugby magazine and Super 12 and test
as bookies’ clerk when drinking money is low.
speaker at sporting and corporate functions.
there you have it. Punter, poet, raconteur, aging coach
and part time drinker.