|Wok is one of five boys born and raised in the Newcastle area, he is a father of three children and has links to the Anaiwan, Dhungutti and Gommeroi tribes.
Wok has a strong sense of his cultural background from growing up in a supportive family, he has been learning about his culture since he was very young, performing traditional dance and music and recently has taken an interest in learning the Gommeroi language.
Growing up in a family that has always been involved with sport and the community inspired Wok to become involved with Aboriginal community organisations, some of his achievements include:
· Member of the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group
· Member of the Awabakal Co-operative board
· Regional representative for the Awabakal Land Council
· Youloe-ta board member
· State representative for Touch Football
Wok and his brother Abie form the Aboriginal hip hop band, Street Warriors. Wok’s involvement with the band has provided numerous opportunities to work with developing Aboriginal youth, something he is passionate about.
Wok works as an Employment Officer for an Aboriginal organisation based in Newcastle and as an Accredited Rugby League Player Manager.