February 21, 2013 Rod passed away. He was a trainer and coach in the Beeton Hockey System while his children Brent and Jack were participants. Rod started his volunteer time in approximately 2006 and was still coaching when he became ill in 2012. Rod’s attitude was “put me in as coach wherever I am needed”. Rod made every player feel like they were an important part of the team. In 2009/2010 the Bantam Local team he coached were A Champions. Rod also had his favourite referees, those who kept control of the players, yet let them play.
The last couple of years Rod ‘s hobby was photography, and he was often seen in the arena snapping action pictures and producing CDs for team memories. Rod was a Beeton Hockey supporter and the Beeton Athletic Association will miss him.