I have served the with the Australian Army.
Enlisting in August 2008 and discharging from full time service July 2014.
I had completed 1 operational deployment to Afghanistan on FSU 8 ( force
Support unit ) rotation #8
After leaving full time service I had remained as a reservist as SERCAT 5 posted to multiple QLD units and then ultimately moving to WA in order to take on a mining role within the resource sector.
I use gel ball as a way to connect with like minded people. A community that shares an common interest in a sport that allows for members to demonstrate team work, leadership, comradeship.
All qualities that are considered valuable to the defence force.
I have had a hard transition from defence to the civilian world.
Finding it hard still even years after leaving full time service to find my foot hold.
Gel ball allows for me to feel comfortable in an environment where I can work with others to whilst performing set tasks in order to achieve a pre planned outcome.
Gel ball has allowed me to unwind after long 2 week working periods away as an all rounder operator on a gold mine in the states Pilbara region.
I look forward to the matches it gives me a sense of direction to plan my self and organise as if it were on operations.