Rob started playing Underwater Hockey Invercargill, in the ‘80’s, and competed in the World Championships in Durban,1996, in the NZ Masters team, and as Representative Referee. In addition, he has refereed the sport both domestically and internationally since 1985 and was Tournament Referee for the CMAS World Champs in Christchurch in 2004. His involvement as Referee Selector, Mentor and evaluator at World Champs continues with input into development of Referee training both here and around the World. He has trained Referees in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, and USA.
Rob has filled various roles in the Underwater Hockey committee / executive in its various forms including Vice President, Treasurer, Webmaster, Referee Training Coordinator, and committee member, as well as having served on the New Zealand Underwater board.
Rob is a self-employed commercial diver and owns and operates Divepro Ltd, a construction diving company based in Dunedin where he lives.