Find out more about the Allied Pickfords presidents. First up, Western Magpies Bruce McNicol
Western Magpies president Bruce McNicol hasn’t played footy, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love it.
From Bowral, NSW, McNicol became involved in the Magpies after his kids started playing AFL, and became president in 2011.
McNicol is amazed by the dedication of those around his club, most notably their ability to restore their facilities after the 2011 floods.
In his time in community footy, McNicol said the feature he had most grown to love about it was the people involved in the game and their commitment to the sport.
As a president, he believes his role is to hold and guide people towards a positive outcome for his club.
If he had to cook for his life, he would whip up some Coffin Bay Oysters with a wasabi and lime juice dipping sauce, but don’t expect dinner and a movie from McNicol – he hasn’t been to the cinema since 1983!
The rarity of his cinema trips might explain why his favourite movie is the 1979 flick Life of Brian (or maybe it’s just a good movie).
It does not matter, though, because McNicol would get plenty of theatre for free, keeping track of his favourite coach Kevin Sheedy.
Classy Lions midfielder, Simon Black, is McNicol’s favourite footy player.
A trip to the Kimberleys in WA is on his bucket list and his top holiday destination is Canada.
The Western magpies are our featured team of the week, kicking off their season with a massive day this Saturday.
The 2012 premiers will be unfurling their premiership flag before their opening round clash with Mayne, and are holding a function for recently retired captain Chris Mihalopolous on Saturday night.
The club welcomes anybody interested in coming to head down to the function after matches wrap up on Saturday.
Entry is $10 per person. For more information, click here.