This is the story of one man who desperately wanted to play Rugby for Australia, to represent his country – and the pursuit of that dream which led him to his destiny.
Failing at numerous attempts to gain any notoriety at Rugby or other sports/hobbies, it was quite by chance that he came across a puzzle that had international followers, and soon he was to take three of his best mates to form the first Australian Team at the International Sudoku Championships in India.
Mick did achieve the goal of representing his country even though it wasn’t exactly in the field or the way he expected. There’s a myriad of laughs and stories within that leave you breathless with the Aussie spirit, mateship, creative thinking, and laughter. There is already discussions of a movie in the making (ala The Castle) which will be a Blockbuster. Mick is widely regarded as Australia’s most entertaining after dinner speaker/comedian.
Mick Colliss is an author, writer, rugby commentator, emcee, guest speaker and modern day poet. He was also the vice captain of the first ever Australian Sudoku team. The team travelled to India to compete at the World Sudoku Championships. They didn’t know how to play, but that didn’t bother them.
Determined to represent Australia at something, Mick had originally hoped for success at the sport of rugby. Unsuccessful, he then tried other sports. His run of luck continued until he finally discovered Sudoku. He and three of his best mates became “Australian champions" and were soon on a plane to India to compete at the International Sudoku Championships in India.
Mick did achieve the goal of representing his country even though it wasn’t exactly in the field or the way he expected it to occur. Mick’s is a laugh out loud true story about mateship, having a go and never giving up, no matter what the odds. It's ideal for corporate, sports and school functions.
• The man who found a unique way to represent his country
"Mick certainly met our expectations. He was very well received by our audience, I don’t think there was a single person in the room that didn’t have a smile from ear to ear and sore cheeks from the continuous laughter that he provided on the night! A fantastic laugh out loud story, and an all round brilliant entertainer! "
AICLA/ANZIIF Claims Convention
"And a HUGE thank you to YOU, rave reviews from everyone and they are still talking about it today, you were brilliant! It was fabulous to work with you and I hope to do so again in the near future, shall stay in touch. "
Events Manager, CCF South Australian Branch
"Very well received - we've had very positive comments from guests"
Community Newspapers Australia
"Mick was a fantastic speaker, very easy to deal & work with"
Mortgage & Finance Association
"We were very happy with Mick I have received a lot of good feedback and there was a lot of laughter in the audience. Just to let you know I have a lot of very positive feedback about your talk yesterday from many people present. This has also included emails and phone calls which is unusual. A common theme was a nice entertaining, interesting happy story without a lot of swearing. It should lead to a few more gigs for sure. Well done mate"
"Only the second 10 out of 10 performance I've seen in 25 years!!"
"Excellent, very funny and engaging."
Mick was absolutely outstanding and wonderful to work with. Staff are still speaking about him today.