In the early 80's John became a member of the coke sk8out team and performed demonstrations at the Sydney royalEaster show, country shows and various Coke sponsored surfing events. His competition achievements include three 1st place titles at 3 Coke sk8out events, 4th in the steel city Ramp Rage, 1st in the skateboard world teams contest during this time Johns sponsors included ALVA skates, A.T.S, Rodent Clothing, Cockroach wheels
John owned and operated one of Sydney's finest skate shops "Get Rad" from were he organized and designed facilities at Blacktown City Pool, Penrith City Pool, Fairfield City Pool, these were some of the finest facilities at that time, He was also involved in design and construction process for the Volcom tours.
John is currently a regular competitor in the "old school' contest series and also enjoys competing in the slalom events which have become popular in recent times with results including 1st in SOS 2003, 1st Melbourne OS 2003, 4th QLD OS 2005, 4th Qld OS 2005, 4th Australian Slalom Titles 2006, 2nd Bowl SOS 2006 and first in the Ballina Fair Go in 2005 and 2006. At 44 years of age John still receives partial sponsorship from companies such as Osiris shoes, Coretech, K'n rad cork risers and BTS.