Our Team

Michael Hurren


Michael is a veteran who served 10 years in the Army. During his service, he deployed once to the Solomon Islands and twice to Afghanistan.  Michael is an avid fisherman and finds fishing the best therapy for PTSD.  This is how Reeling Veterans was born.

Bruce McKinley

Public Officer

Bruce is a Veteran that served in the Army 2002/2011. Bruce enlisted as a Medic and he deployed to Iraq as part of the Al Muthana Task Group (AMTG 2 – 2005/2006).

Bruce is a born and raised Territorian that upon discharge from the Army, moved back to the Territory. Bruce loves the variety of activities that you can do in the outdoors within the Top End, his favourite activity of all is fishing.

Bruce is passionate about helping Veterans that may be experiencing mental health challenges and believes that fishing can be a great therapy to assist Veterans experiencing those challenges

Christina Hurren


Christina has lived in Darwin for 16 years and was introduced to fishing by her husband, Michael, and hasn’t looked back! Christina brings her experience of 5 years coordinating a women’s fishing tournament to Reeling Veterans and is excited about the future.

Michael King

Vice President

Michael King (AKA Kingy)

Served for over 10 years as a Grunt (RAINF) and deployed multiple times until being medically Discharged.
Michael enjoys Donating Tackle to the tackle gods, Catching fish species no one wants because even Catfish want to be caught once in a while and feeding Redfish to the Taxman. 
Michael is always up for a fish /Fish feeding session day or night, Because its about more than the Fishing.

Bradley Todd

Assistant Secretary

John Cross

Committee Member

John  career started as  National serviceman from 1972 – 1974 in artillery . John then joined the Navy from 1975 – 1999, then worked for Defence as a public servant until 2018 at HMAS Albatross. He is  married with a son who is a military policeman in the navy, and have 2 grandsons. John loves fishing and the outdoors lifestyle and the friendly nature of the people up here.

Connor Mooney

Committee Member

Connor joined the army in 2014 as a driver and served 6 years before transferring to cargo specialist where he served a further 2 years before being medically discharged. After discharge Connor stayed in Townsville where he grew up, with his 2 young kids he often enjoys fishing the local beaches. Connor looks forward to helping the reeling veterans help other veterans going through a tough time as they did him.

Wayne Ganderton

Wayne Ganderton served 17 years in the Army and was medically discharged in 2017.Wayne was
introduced to Reeling Veterans by Michael King and was fortunate enough to attend the Tiwi Island
trip in 2019. From that point he was even more hooked on fishing (if at all possible). Wayne enjoys a
day on the water and enjoys watching other people catch fish as he is known as a professional fish

Mick Davis

Committee Member
Mick  joined as an Army apprentice in 1987 and completed 18 years as a Mechanic and discharged in Darwin.  After a number years working and fishing abroad mick decided to relocate back to the N.T. with his daughter to escape the coldness of the southern states.  Mick is looking forward to any assistance he can provide Reeling Veterans towards improving the mental health of our brothers and sisters who are doing it a bit tough.