Sandy has over 10 years of experience working in Aged Care, and is a highly regarded trainer at IMPACT Community Services. Get to know her a little better from this Q&A she completed for weekly newspaper Bundaberg Today.
What is your history with Bundaberg?
I was born in Jimboomba, just north of Beaudesert, but moved to Bundaberg in 1997. I worked in Aged Care for 20 years before joining IMPACT 10 years ago as a trainer. I am also heavily involved in Netball in Bundaberg. I’m a past President of ATW Netball and I’m currently the Coaching Convenor of Bundaberg Netball. I’m also a life member of ATW Netball Club and Bundaberg Netball. Prior to working in Aged Care I managed two sports stores in Brisbane.
What is the best part about your job?
There are two things that I love most about my job. The people I work with here at IMPACT are fantastic and are so dedicated to helping people. Secondly, the achievements of the students make after completing the courses here at IMPACT is really satisfying.
What are your hobbies/interests?
I greatly enjoy netball, have played since I was 8 years old – so for 55 years, and all sports in general. I’m also a big reader – Wilbur Smith and Bryce Courtney are my favourite authors.
Where is the best place in Bundy?
Our beautiful beaches, and the netball courts.
What is something people may not know about you?
As well as playing netball I was also a competitive swimmer and would train every morning. I also used to go to school with Wally Lewis at Brisbane State High School but I was two grades above him.
What do you want to see happen in Bundaberg in the future?
I think it would be great if our council could beautify our river in town. With lights and more facilities down there it could be something really special.
If you could bring one thing to Bundaberg what would it be?
Adele! I would like to see more open air entertainment or more live shows here. It would give people somewhere to go besides for dinner at the pub, and not just music but plays as well.