Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Never Too Far from Home; from Walkerston Cane Fields to the News Desk

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Never Too Far from Home; from Walkerston Cane Fields to the News Desk

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Name: Aidan Cureton

Position: Sports Reporter

Length of time at the Daily Mercury: Just reached one year in May.

What's your connection with Mackay? I'm a Mackay boy born and bred. Walkerston has been my home stomping ground for 21 years. I made some of my best memories running through the cane paddocks of the Pioneer Valley with a rag-tag group of kids from the neighbourhood. Mum's parents lived here but came from Sydney and Dad moved here from Bowen, which makes sense. I wouldn't want to live in Bowen either.

Sports or hobbies? I played Football (Soccer) for 15 years with Country United FC. I hung up the boots a few years ago when I started my study with CQU. Being a small-town club, we didn't find any premierships but in saying that I miss it terribly. I like reading and writing; anything focused on adventure, action or horror. I'm a bit of a film buff and love studying cinematography and learning about the tricks and art behind cinema. I like socialising with my mates on the weekend. That can range from having a few drinks and watching the footy to packing the car and making a trip to wherever there's water.

How do you spend your weekends? It can change week to week. Sometimes all I feel like is having a quiet weekend in. Sometimes I'm happy to pack up my bags and either drive off or take the first flight out to a different town in my off time. It all depends on how bruised my wallet looks at the time.

I'd never be caught dead with ... Parramatta supporter gear. Mum supports the Eels so I make a point to not like them just to get on her nerves.

You'll never see me without... I usually bring the bare minimum along with me. As long as I have the holy trinity of wallet, phone and keys then I'm golden.

My friends would be describe me as ... Hopefully an alright bloke. They'd probably say some words we are not allowed to print though. …

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