Capricornia club favourite goes out on a high

When it comes to going out on a high – 15 year-old Nick Daisley from Rockhampton nailed it! A win, a goal and the Best on Ground award.

A Glenmore club stalwart since 2013 when he first started with the Under 7s, the game marked Nick’s last with the Bulls with his family moving to New Zealand later in the year.

“Nick has been the shining light in a tough season that only saw us get two wins this year,” said Sean Peckover, Glenmore Bulls Junior AFC Junior Vice President.

“He’s a glass half full kid who brightens every day.

“Nick is full of positivity – he never misses games or training, he runs water for the seniors and the U17s, he hangs out at the club all day and gets involved when and where he can.”

Born with neurofibromatosis, Nick has a large benign tumour on his face, and can only see out of his left eye.

A life that has seen him in and out of hospital with countless operations, Nick’s love of footy has always found a way through.

“He’s really well known here (in Rockhampton) – he’s been playing footy for years now and all of the kids in the AFL Capricornia competition get around him when they play against us,” said Sean.

“There are only certain spots you can put him on the field because of his eye and size.

“By the time you get to 15s there are some big boys rolling through, my son at 188cm is one of them, but Nick plays up in the forward pocket and always trys to jag goals.”

And jag a goal he did on Saturday, in what was the final day for the AFL Capricornia U15s home and away season.

The Bulls going out on a high with a 8.5-53 vs. 6.5-41 win over Gladstone, they finished in sixth spot and miss out on finals, with club favourite Nick chaired off the park.

But whilst his beloved Bulls have been at the wrong end of the ladder, Nick’s got something to cheer about when it comes to who he supports in the Toyota AFL Premiership season.

“He is a crazy mad (Melbourne) Demon’s supporter,” said Sean.

“Nick sends through snaps of the Demon’s games and play by plays – giving the team a run down in their team group chat.

“He’s always decked out in Dees gear at training – he’s got about 16 guernseys.”

Nick and his family are due to move across the ditch at the end of the school year.

Wishing you all the best with your footy journey, Nick!  

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