A scrawny kid from the deep north drops out of high-school final year to join the army - Aged 17 3/4 - forges mom's signature on enlistment forms.
9 years in the army as a tank driver - through to Sergeant - Gunnery instructor.
Now at 27 years old he joins the Australian Federal Police where he serves two years in uniform - 4 years Detective and 6 years as covert surveillance operative....
With a stagnating career and 'the brass' wanting him to go back to the Detective branch - he quits the force after 12 years and becomes a Private Investigator - Surveillance lensman for hire..... Now a PI and freelance Photographer.
At 25 he joins the fledgling Australian Gridiron Football League were at 6'4" and 220 he plays both Tight End and Defensive end for the "Melbourne Outlaws" winning the first four Championships in a row.... wanting a new challenge he then plays for 4 more years for a new team - the "Cowboys" where injury to a knee precludes the big guy from playing contact sport again.
He has a passion for photography, motorcycles - Sci Fi books and movies....
Nah - too unbelievable....
Junkie from Oz :~ Big Gavin ~: [flickr-photo:id=4535505337,size=m]
:~ Big Gavin ~:
~ Offensive Player of the week: 4 TDs - 2 in the air, 2 running: Week 10: THE STARTER (Quarterback for the Themela Dreadnaughts)