John Bates a legend of Masters Football.
- Christchurch born and bred.
- Lifelong Footballer and Spurs supporter.
- Favourite all time player – David Ginola closely followed by Pachalo Chinula.
- Playing in Masters 35 grade.
- Qualified accountant but working in a Senior Management role at Saunders & Co Lawyers.
- Family of 6.
- Joined in 1999 via Rangers, through brother in law Mark Davison aka Snow.
- Have served on previous boards for Rangers and Coastal Spirit.