I have been very privileged, over the last 15 years or so, to have attracted some very positive media attention.

We have been featured on more than 20 TV News and Current Affair shows, have been the subject of over 100 newpaper and magazine articles, and have done more radio interviews than I care to remember. Our work has also been the subject of two short documentary films!

Below are some of my favourite newspaper and magazine clippings, with a link to a larger database of favourites, as compiled by my beloved daughter, Veronica.

I've also included links to some radio interviews and video footage.

Thank you to all my media buddies who have supported our work. You have been the key to helping us find the funding for our work to continue.

This pic in the Herald in 1996 caught the
eye of Ray Williams, then CEO of HIH.
His support kept us afloat at that time.

(click the title to see the clipping or click here for a list of selected clippings)

Meet a Priest with a Punch
The Courier, June 14th 1994

This article in The Courier is what got all the publicity started for us. Brian Morgan covered my five-round challenge to local kids, which initiated a flood of TV and other media interviews. This helped us to launch our Youth Centre with style!

Priest's mission goes to the ring
Sydney Morning Herald, October 5th 1996

This article by Jeff Wells (featuring the above pic by Adam Pretty) gained us more funding than most of our other media coverage combined. Through the support of HIH and others who responded to the article, we raised over $50,000 in a month.

The Two of Us
Good Weekend, October 5th, 2002

In case you think it's about Ange and myself, it's actually about me and Kon! The Two of Us is a prominent column, and I remember it well, as I got in a bit of trouble later for the swearing. It was written by Steve Lacey, who is still a good mate.

Fighting Father Battles for Youth
Glebe and Inner Western Weekly, January 26th, 2004

I just love the picture in this one, and the memory of the fight. It was only an exhibition but it was one of the biggest shows we have put on! And Mr Mundine was a perfect gentleman - hitting me hard enough to show that he took me seriously.

Out of the box, into the ring
Warcry, March 27th, 2004

The only article we've had that has made a serious attempt to assess Ange's role in our work here. Thank you Jen Vuk for the article, and for the privilage of being on the cover of the Salvation Army magazine, even when I'm the wrong denomination!


(click the link to open the clip in a new window)

Fight Club
Fairfax Digital 2005

This video clip appeared on the front page of the sites of a number of this country's leading newspapers! Thank you to Andrew Connell and the team at Fairfax Digital for a first class production that captures beautifully what our Fight Club is about.

Andrew Denton's 'Enough Rope'
Screened July 25th, 2005

Along with my appearance on Foreign Correspondent, this is certainly the TV spot I am best remembered for. Happily the ABC has a video clip from the episode online! And for the record, Andrew Denton may be an atheist, but he is a great bloke!

(more audio clips to come)

The Inside Success Show
February 2004

It was a great privilage to be interviewed on this show by my friend Randy Gilbert, Our topic was 'Faith in Action', and I don't think I've ever given a better interview. Thank you Randy!


Sex, the Ring & the Eucharist
a new book by 'Fighting Father' Dave
So what should I have called it?