Life beyond Radford

Last updated 25.07.2017

Frederick Hayes

Class of 2003
OCCUPATION Science Teacher
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Boronia
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What does life look for you now?

At the moment I am loving life as a Science teacher in Canberra. I completed a Masters in Sports Management in London and a Bachelor's degree in Science at the ANU. After completing my Masters I worked at the International Tennis Federation where I assisted with the London Paralympics.

I love to stay active and am always up for a challenge. I'm a regular at weekly Parkruns and love to run on Canberra's great trail network. I also play Ultimate Frisbee and try and get out on my bike as much as possible.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

I love to travel, especially when in coincides with major sporting events. I attended the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Football World Cups. I attended the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and caught the Trans-Mongolian railway from Moscow to arrive in Beijing on the day of the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics. I also attended the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. I worked at the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympics and hope to attend Olympic Games in the future.

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

When I was growing up I always loved exploring and was curious about how things worked. As a Scientist I have not lost my curiosity and am still fascinated by the world around me. I'm fortunate to be able to share my enthusiasm for Science and discovery as a Science teacher.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

I always loved the Sports Carnivals. The colour, chants and cheers made for an electric atmosphere with a fun filled atmosphere!

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

I had so many great teachers at Radford. Glen Stretton in particular stands out. Not only was he a humourous English teacher with great knowledge but he was very well rounded. He was our teams longtime Soccer coach and it was a great thrill in our final year when he could join the team when we joined the Mens comp.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

If you work hard opportunities will always present themselves to you. It can be hard to decide what you want to do in life so you should give everything you can a crack. Once you have a bit of experience and tried a few things you will find the decision easier.

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

What advice do you have for current students?

Throughout life you will have plenty of opportunities and you will likely find the harder you work the better those opportunities will be. Keep a good balance and also enjoy the social and sporting opportunities that Radford brings to balance your studies.

Where are you now?