Darcy Cherry-Evans pursuing his dream career in scootering
CHERRY-Evans is a familiar name to sports fans Australia-wide, but there's another young DCE making a name for himself on the national sporting stage.
Mackay boy Darcy Cherry-Evans, 18-year-old brother of Manly Sea Eagles halfback Daly, is pursuing his dream career in scootering.
He and his family moved to Brisbane about two months ago, but Darcy recently returned to Mackay to promote his sponsor Grit Scooters and new Mackay scooter shop Troppos Skate N Scoot.
It was his first taste of promo work, and he said he loved every minute of it.
"It was just to get all the kids down and get the name out for Troppos, so just bring them down to the skate park and have some fun," Darcy said.
"It was great catching up with everyone.
"That was the first time I'd travelled to do promos, so hopefully I'll be able to do a bit more of it in the future."
Darcy said one of his goals for next year was to qualify for the Australian Scooter Association national titles after breaking his ankle a week out from this year's nationals and having to pull out.
But what he really wants is another opportunity to ride with Nitro Circus, having had his first taste this year.
"I rode in the Brisbane shows and that was like a dream come true. That's what I want to do with scootering so fingers crossed I get the chance," Darcy said.
"I'm where I want to be in the sport and I'm just really happy to be doing what I'm doing."
DARCY Cherry-Evans said his move to Brisbane made it easier to catch up with brother Daly.
"We try to (catch up) as much as possible but it's a bit hard for him," Darcy said.
Darcy said he played rugby league for Souths, Sarina and Magpies before "the scooters really took over" when he was 13. But he said Daly was supportive of the switch.
"We support each other no matter what. I'm proud of him and I'm sure he's proud of me as well," Darcy said.