Grant Hyde – Rugby League (NSW)

Sporting Identities

About Grant Hyde – Rugby League (NSW)

Grant Hyde, a Bookmakers son, started work as a clerk for his father until he was graded with the NRL’s Eastern Suburbs Roosters (Sydney Roosters) in 1989 as a defensive second-row/hooker. His professional Rugby League career ended in 1992 with the death of his father and a serious career beckoned. Over the following years Grant worked as a Taxi Driver, Hotel Manager, Gym Instructor, Building Project Manager & Real Estate Agent.

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Throughout these years he maintained his strong affection for Rugby League as a Captain/Coach to various “A” grade teams in the South-Sydney Competition where he came into contact with many Polynesian team mates.

It was in 1999 that he discovered his fascination for the Pacific Islands when he project managed the renovation of a Hotel in Tonga. Bred from a long line of Australian story tellers, it was his interest in human history and his love of the Polynesian people that brought him to complete his first Novel “Lords of the Pacific” in 2008.

Today Grant is a highly sought after Personal Trainer specialising in weight loss through strength training, sports specific coaching and running/boxing. He is coach to the Maroubra Lions Rugby League “A” grade team and a novelist. He has completed four novels to date.

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