Podcast: How Everyday Aussie Mick Colliss Became a World Sudoku 'Star'


On the Off-Field podcast, Mick Colliss talks about how his desire to represent his country took him to the pinnacle of puzzle competitions.

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Mick Colliss always dreamed of playing for Australia. He competed in everything from rugby union to lawn balls, but in his own words, he wasn't good enough at any of the sports he tried.

Then, when all hope seemed lost, he discovered Sudoku, the puzzle game that appears in pretty much every newspaper, every day, all over the world.

He wasn't any good at that either. In fact, he'd never even played Sudoku before. But .. somehow .. Mick and three mates formed an Australian Sudoku team, and travelled to India to represent his country at the World Sudoku Championships.



It’s an amazing story, one that Mick now tells as a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He pinches himself when speaking at events alongside his sporting heroes like John Eales, Alissa Camplin and Steve Bradbury.

And while he’s not a star athlete or gold medallist, there are many lessons that can be learned from Mick’s story.

Listen to the full interview and subscribe to Off-Field now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Whooshkaa or Stitcher.

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