- Scottish, Macdonald Clan.
- Garbutt Magpies 1957-1982
- Senior Coach, Garbutt Magpies AFL
- Coach AFL Qld All blacks side four years to Tasmania, Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne.
- Player Townsville AFL team 1956,1957,1958.
- Coach Garbutt Rugby League 1979-82
- Coach Queensland All Blacks Rugby League 1979-1982
- Garbutt Cricket Club
- President North Australian Cement Limited Stuart Welfare Club
- Stuart State school
- North Australian Cement Limited Stuart Clerical Officer 1956 (14 years)
- North Australian Cement Limited Stuart Manager Stores till 1994
- Wife Marie Therese married 1959
- Five children Leanne, Kelly, Kim, Kisme and James Nielsen
- Own home, provided a happy home with wife and family.
- Life time of employment,
- Offered to play with St Kilda AFC. Enjoyed the life in Townsville.
- Provided employment opportunities for Garbutt Magpies Players at North Australia Cement LTD.
Advice to youth
- Stay connected to your community. Be involved and positive
- Maintain your respect for yourself and your decisions
Who grew you up.
- Mum and Dad