CHAMPIONS: Ben Banks (right) holds the AFL Darling Downs premiership cup with his brother Sam at the Dalby Swans Awards Night last year.
CHAMPIONS: Ben Banks (right) holds the AFL Darling Downs premiership cup with his brother Sam at the Dalby Swans Awards Night last year.

Q and A with Ben Banks

BEN Banks is the coach of the Dalby Swans and a recognisable face involved around the community.

This week he has a challenge of a different sort though, as he tackles the Dalby Herald Q&A.

It's time to get to know Ben Banks, footballer and family man, a little better.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Michael Caton, I loved him in The Castle.

What do you think the greatest invention has been?

I would have to say a car.

Motor vehicles have been a big part of how far the world has come in a short period of time.

Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions?

Jersey #22 has always been my lucky number.

I have worn it most of my life playing sport.

Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion?

I think beards would definitely be it.

What three things do you think of most each day?

My family is always on my mind, along with work and the weekend.

What's been the best decision you've made in your life so far?

Having my partner and the boys in my life.

Being a stepdad is hard work but definitely rewarding.

If you could replace one body part with a super bionic replacement,

what body part and

what features would the new bionic replacement have?

I would like to have all bionic parts like Inspector Gadget.

He was pretty awesome.

What was your first car? (or what would you like it to be?)

My first car was an old VB Commodore that used to break down a lot.

But it taught me how to fix it.

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

The kettle! Gotta have my coffee.

What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

Early 1900s. Life was more simple.

I wouldn't say easy but it was definitely simple compared to today's living.


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