Cameraman has a pretty flash game
By AARON KELLY
WHEN he's not shooting sport, Rockhampton's Anthony Hick is playing it.
Hick, 34, will line up for Colts in his first Rockhampton and District Rugby Union (RDRU) finals series this weekend.
The popular television camerman joins Colts' A and reserve grade premiership charge at Rockhampton's Rugby Park tomorrow.
Hick will play at inside centre in Colts' reserve grade major semi-final against Dawson Valley Drovers before packing down in the forwards in tomorrow's A grade clash with University.
Dawson Valley and Brothers meet in today's do-or-die A grade semi-final at Rugby Park.
A former junior basketball, cricket and tennis prodigy, Hick was lured back to the footy field this season after last playing rugby league for Yeppoon in 1998.
Hick said a new-found confidence had emerged at Nutley Field this season, highlighted by the club finishing minor premiers in both A and reserve grade competitions.
"We've got the best squad that Colts have had for five or six years,'' Hick said.
"There is a real self-belief both A and reserve grade can take it out.
"The other teams aren't going to win it ? we're going to lose it.''
Hick, a family man, also hopes to introduce five-year-old son, Joel, into the sport through the RDRU pathways program.
Minor semi-finals today ? 1pm Biloela v Cap Coast (Sub Districts); 2.30pm Brothers v University (Reserve Grade); 4pm Brothers v Dawson Valley (A Grade).
Major semi-finals tomorrow ? 1pm Mount Morgan v Gladstone (Sub Districts); 2.30pm Colts v Dawson Valley (Reserve Grade); 4pm Colts v University (A Grade).