My name is John Bettley. I am the youngest of 7 children born to George and Jean Bettley. I grew up in Stockton, NSW. During this time I participated in competition soccer and Navy cadets.
I joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 19th July 1990. I was enlisted as a cook. After completing training, I was posted to Pearce, WA. I have also been posted to Richmond, NSW and Williamtown, NSW.
I was deployed to East Timor 4th October, 1999. Spending most of my time in Dili. I returned to Australia 20th January 2000.
I was medically discharged 27th September 2002.
Northern NSW Referee for soccer from 1998-2010.
Northern NSW Referees Inspector 2010-2014.
Soccer coach at Beresfield Junior Soccer Club, Hamilton Olympic Football Club, Beresfield Senior Soccer Club & Thornton Junior Soccer Club 2008-present.
President of Beresfield Junior Soccer Club 2009.
Groundsman Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2012-2013.
Vice President Beresfield Senior Soccer 2014.
President Beresfield Senior Soccer 2015-2016.
Registrar Beresfield Senior Soccer 2014-2016.
Sponsorship Officer Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2014-2015.
Canteen Manager Beresfield Senior Soccer Club 2015-2016.
Uniform Shop Manager Beresfield Public School 2014-2016.
Canteen Volunteer Beresfield Public School 2014-2015.
Red Friday Coffee Mingle Group 2015-Present.
I would like to be part of AFOM to help younger veterans and their families. To raise funds and awareness of health issues suffered by many veterans.