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Des Woods. (Commitee member)



Life when not playing squash?
Working, playing golf, fishing and caravanning.

Could you give some personal background (relationships, children, etc.)?
Recently re-married to Amanda and have two beautiful daughters, four grandchildren and another on the way.

Are you involved in any community organizations (charities, church, etc.)?
No, not enough time.

What are your hobbies?
Playing golf, squash, caravanning and watching rugby league.

Where did you grow up? Did you move around a lot? If yes, how did this affect you? If no, how did the stability of living in one place all your life affect you?
Grew up in Parramatta area, lived in Baulkham Hills and now live in God’s country, The Central Coast.

Are there any political or social issues you feel passionately about?
Preservation of the fish stocks. Netting in the lake. No more fishing in the lakes!!!

Do you have a nickname?
I have many, but “Woody” is the most common one.

List your favourite (book, movie or play, quote, poem, website, type of food or individual dish, music genre, song, band or individual musician, clothing style or designer, etc).
Monty Python movies; Massanin Beef Curry, Beef Stroganoff; most music.

Where have you travelled?
Noumea, Fiji, America, Thailand and every state in Australia (with squash).
How do you keep a healthy work/life balance?

Golf is a very important part of my maintaining of a healthy work/life balance.
So far what's been your most embarrassing moment?

2002 – Missing the plane home from Tasmania, after playing squash there.
Favourite weekend activity, outside squash?

My favourite weekend activity is playing golf and chilling with family.
Name one thing about yourself that most people don't know.

List three misconceptions that people often have about you (and, if none, why).
I was a qualified printer before I took up landscaping working for myself rather than an organisation.
Best compliment you've ever received?

Work-related compliments of most landscaping jobs I have ever done.
Did you have a model or idol who you aspired to be as a youth?

Bjorn Borg, tennis player; Geoff Hunt, squash; Tiger Woods, Golfer.
Who has helped you during your personal or professional career?

My uncle who taught me landscaping and Mandy on a personal basis. I owe a lot to Mandy in the recent years.

(Des spoke with  Jacki Cousins, one can of Tooheys New was consumed during this interview)



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