Nic Berry (Class of 2001)
According to the 2001 Yearbook the First Xv Rugby Team set a wonderful example – both on and off the field – to the rest of the rugby cohort and to the school at large. This was due in no small way to the faultless, mature leadership of Captain and Prefect Nic Berry.
After taking up the whistle Nic has become one of the few former Super Rugby players to also have refereed a match. He is an Australian rugby union referee and a former professional player who took up refereeing after being forced to retire from playing in 2012.
Nic made a rapid rise up the refereeing ranks in 2015, making his debut both in Queensland Premier Rugby and in Australia’s National Rugby Championship within a year of taking up the whistle.
Nic professional playing career saw him have stints with the QLD Reds, Racing 92 (Paris) and London Wasps.
When refereeing Nic is focused on the players and their wellbeing; he guides and supports the players throughout the game, constantly talking to them and explaining what he is seeing and the decisions he is making; he is calm, concise and considered in the way he talks to the players and his colleagues; and ultimately he can connect to the players. #igsoldboys