NAME: Eli Wickham
JUNIOR CLUB: Norths Devils
2014 CLUB: Norths Devils
2015 CLUB: Brothers Brisbane
REP HONOURS: Qld Cup Debut 2011 (Souths Logan vs Burleigh Bears) 08′ PNG World Cup camp Qld PNG Kokomo Rep 09′ – present
NRL TEAM: Brisbane Broncos
SUPPORT QLD or NSW : Maroons
FAVOURITE FOOD: Hoisin chicken/pork
FAVORITE MUSICIAN : Micheal Jackson, Prince
FAVORITE ACTOR : Leonardo Di Caprio
FAVORITE ACTRESS : Don’t have one
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A ISLAND WITH ANOTHER PERSON WHO WOULD THAT PERSON BE: Either Steven Franciscus, or my brother Shaun Wickham. Both are Mr. Reliables, and if worst comes to worst I’d probably die of laughter more than anything. Great company they are.
YOUR THOUGHTS ON QLD PNG RUGBY LEAGUE: Qld PNG Kokomos are and outstanding corporation. Coming from humble beginnings and being very heavily family orientated. It has only nurtured the great success and progression of the organisation. And further more created a successful breeding ground for grass roots footy, and our up and coming talents in the junior ranks. Not only that but the professionalism of the coaching staff and the committee is second to none. Everything is always organised well and running smoothly come game day. It’s no wonder we have great success on the field and amongst the committee, and have really become a force to be reckoned with as an organisation.
ONE PERSON WHO INFLUENCED MY CAREER: If it had to be the one person whom really got the wheels turning on my footy career, it would have to be, the late Daryl Guymer. Sure my dad, and uncles all played back home, and my mum is footy mad. But he really said to me ‘come on mate, come down and sign on. Doesn’t matter how small you are, as long as you got the ticker to go the distance.’ So when I was 9 years old I signed up at norths Devils, and haven’t looked back since.