Nicko is a Melbourne-based guy who co-runs the happily ironically-named company, Media Giants, and is also a published author (http://nickoplace.wordpress.com/), creative writer, extremely amateur juggler, close-up illusionist, photographer and poker player. He was a co-writer on The Bladder satirical sport website and was the founder and chairperson of Little Big Shots, Australia’s most kick-ass international children’s film festival.
Up until now, fitness has included a life-long pathetic attempt to surf better, Sunday Bang! footy sessions, running, scuba diving, gym and bike-riding.
Hockey may yet be the end of all of that.
Nicko has two sons: Will (aka Kittens, aka Big Cat), his fitter, younger partner in this hockey adventure, and Mack (aka Wookie, aka Treetops), who we thought was smart enough to stay clear of the ice, but briefly decided to play. Eventually he left the sport because he said, ‘his planet needed him.’