Sports star remembers life in town
IT HAS been 26 years since Lindsay Duggan left Stanthorpe, but the memories of his time here still remain.
Mr Duggan was born in Stanthorpe, and lived here until he left with Lindsay Transport in 1990.
During his time in Stanthorpe, Mr Duggan was heavily involved in a number of sports, including pony club, cricket and indoor cricket.
His memories of the cricket clubs are his most fond and what he would like to be remembered for. "Being a member of the Souths Cricket team that could actually win a grand final (is what I'd like to be remembered for),” Mr Duggan said. After leaving Stanthorpe, Mr Duggan transferred to Gatton with Lindsey Transport, before his work took him elsewhere.
"I managed two other transport companies, with one a short stint back in Stanthorpe between 1990 and 2000, managed and then owned a labour hire business servicing primary producers in Gatton, Bundaberg and Stanthorpe till 2009,” he said.
Mr Duggan now lives in Withcott,with his family, where he is again managing the Gatton depot for Lindsay Transport.
"I have three beautiful daughters Amelia, Eloise and Celine, who are not only the light of my life but keep me busy and extremely grounded as only teenagers can do,” he said.
Mr Duggan said he still has many contacts in Stanthorpe. "I am lucky to still keep in contact with friends from my school days, my children are friends with theirs and no matter how far you are away from Stanthorpe its still close to us all,” he said.
He said there are many things he misses about town. "Who can't miss the Stanthorpe winters, Stanthorpe was a great place to grow up, so many good friends and great memories,” he said.
"A fantastic high school that is a credit to the whole town, community and the staff that made it into what it was and now has become.”