After growing up watching rugby league, Eric spent 2 years as a referee in the Penrith junior league district. Leaving the flock after the Super League war, the sport hasn’t been a major part of life since.
However in 2018, Eric was invited to produce Hawkesbury Radio’s league coverage for the Penrith Junior League Grand Finals (A Grade, Reserve Grade) in August 2018 as a result of his work producing ice hockey coverage. After this, he produced the station’s coverage for most of the 2018 NSW Rugby League Finals & Grand Finals. Also, he was asked to do play by play commentary for a semi final at Kogarah Oval and colour commentary for the two games that followed.
Eric’s rugby league involvement is limited due to his ice hockey commentary/production duties taking precedence during the Australian winter.
- 1992 – 1993: Junior rugby league referee (PDJRL)
- August/September 2018: Executive Producer, Hawkesbury Radio rugby league coverage (NSWRL)
- September 2018: Commentator, Hawkesbury Radio rugby league coverage (NSWRL)