Roy & HG
The Dream & The Ice Dream
As HG Nelson and Rampaging Roy Slaven, Greig Pickhaver and John Doyle have been searing themselves into the nation’s consciousness since 1986 with programmes including This Sporting Life, Club Buggery, The Channel Nine Show, Planet Norwich, The Nation Dumps and the hugely successful Olympic broadcasts The Dream and The Ice Dream.
Inextricably linked with Australia’s sporting achievements, Roy and HG amused the nation every weekend for 22 years with This Sporting Life on Triple J.
The pair regularly presented radio commentaries of the AFL and Rugby League Grand Finals known to sports lovers as The Festival of The Boot. They also covered Wimbledon, on two separate occasions, bringing their own unique view of this great event to their listeners on the ABC.
At the close of 2008, the pair moved to Triple M to host the afternoon show in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on Mondays and Fridays. In 2010, during the FIFA World Cup, they presented Route One.
Their first book Pants Off has become an indispensable part of any sportsman’s library as are their cassettes such as Wicket to Wicket, their seminal guide to cricket.
Roy and HG are often asked by the media to comment on matters of local and global importance and their insights into the world of sport are always keenly sought. HG has written, produced and presented several documentaries and documentary dramas including Changi and Two Men in a Tinnie.
Both HG and Roy are popular after dinner speakers. They have appeared at such diverse events as the Perth Art Directors Club Award dinner, the Modern Motor Magazine Best Car Award luncheon and the Sydney Festival Country Music Concert In The Park.
In 2010 Roy and HG were both awarded an Order of Australia, recognizing their outstanding contribution to media and charitable organizations.
HG distils the philosophy of their success into the following words – Go in hard, early and often. Win the stink and win the match. And remember: in or out; it is always worth a shout!