John Hicks

John Hicks

I am a Business Manager in the Automotive Industry in Brisbane after having had a long career with NAB in Victoria. I moved to Brisbane 14 years ago with my wife and 3 children I grew up following in my father’s footsteps as a Richmond supporter and have been a mad Tiger’s supporter ever since. I played football as a junior in the Ballarat Football League but soon realised I wasn’t good enough to go any further so I took up boundary umpiring. After umpiring 2 Ballarat League Grand Finals I moved to Melbourne and umpired over 100 games with the VFL Reserve Grade umpires as they were known then. When my 2 sons started playing football I got back involved at club level and also co-ordinated an Auskick centre. When I moved to Brisbane I became a founding member of the Queensland Richmond Supporters Group and have had 2 terms as President in that time. I handed over the reins to a new President this year. I look forward to being the Qld State Rep for the AFL Fans Assoc. and keep the Association up to date with what life is like as an AFL fan in a Rugby League State. It would be great to see every Victorian based team play at least one game in SE Queensland every season as there are many people like myself who have moved up here but still support our original team.