Nicko’s passion for the Swannies and for footy in Asia knew no bounds. On the field, he loved nothing more than bursting through a pack and unloading a raking kick at goal. Upon booting a goal at his so-called Vung Tau “Dog Track of Pain” on ANZAC Weekend, Nicko’s clenched fists would push down to the ground. The veins in his throat would pop out as he roared to the heavens, exhorting more. Off the field, he was a strategic thinker for both the Swannies and Asian footy. His No. 10 jumper lives on with the Swannies.