Albert Park Rowing Club (VIC)
1956 - Olympic Games – Men’s Coxed Pair cox-– eliminated in semi final
1957 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship cox – First
1959 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship cox – Second
John was only 15 years old when asked to steer Bob Duncan and Bruce Dickson in their coxed pair in their Olympic quest. John was a student at Melbourne Grammar at the time and fortunately lived in Albert Park, close to the pair's training venue.
He subsequently coxed a winning King's Cup crew in 1957, also at a very young age.
Successful 1957 King's Cup crew with John coxing