Mr Lockyer, who joined the Ausmar team as an ambassador last year, was presented with about 40 different home designs, picking about a dozen to “tweak my way”. The collection was then narrowed to six designs, which Mr Lockyer altered mostly for functionality.“In the past eight years I have gone from being married with no kids to the father of three active boys and with a fourth child due in 10 weeks,” he said. “When we designed our Brisbane house, it was with the kids at the centre of the brief. We wanted to connect the outdoors with the indoors.”Mr Lockyer said that same approach had been applied to The Lockyer Collection by Ausmar Homes. He said connecting the kitchen and dining spaces and the use of robust materials – a must for any home with kids – were also a key focus.Mr Lockyer also chose the bricks used in the collection, with the early discussions about whether to include a brick etched with the league immortal’s signature in each home. “We are still talking about that … a way to signify my subtle influences,” he said.The Lockyer Collection can be viewed at ausmarhomes.com.au. Just one of the designs from The Lockyer Collection.Are you a diehard footy fan? Now you can live like a player. Sunshine Coast-based Ausmar Homes has joined forces with NRL legend Darren Lockyer to create The Lockyer Collection – six bespoke homes designed in collaboration with the rugby league great. Five of the six homes come with four bedrooms, with one three-bedroom home design available. Footy legend Darren Lockyer has teamed up with Ausmar Homes to create The Lockyer Collection.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoMr Lockyer, who retired from football in 2011 and now works as a rugby league commentator, said architecture and design had always been an interest.“When I finished Year 10 I did my first year of a carpentry apprenticeship,” he said. “I always enjoyed manual arts at school but footy got in the way and I didn’t finish (the apprenticeship). Then this opportunity came along.”
SPIRIT RIVER, A.B. – The Fort St. John Flyers improved their record to 2-0 last night in NPHL action.The Flyers were in Spirit River last night taking on the Rangers. Spirit River struck first with a powerplay goal midway through the first, but Jeff Shipton answered back for the Flyers with a powerplay goal of his own assisted by Daylen Pearson and Brody Busche with 25 seconds left.Shipton struck again with another powerplay goal 8 minutes into the second assisted by Rick Cleaver and Adam Horst. The Rangers answered back once again with a shorthanded goal five minutes later, before Robbie Sidhu scored on the powerplay with one second left in the frame to put the Flyers up 3-2. Busche and Horst tallied assists on that goal.- Advertisement -Going into the third, the Flyers continued to dominate. Shipton scored less than 5 minutes in to get the hat-trick on a feed from Cleaver and Cody Hildebrand. After Spirit River responded with a pair of goals to even things up just past the halfway mark, it was all Fort St. John from then on. Brody Busche tallied his third point of the night, scoring with 2:59 left in the third assisted by Shipton and Cleaver. Thirty seconds later, Shipton himself scored his fourth to add some insurance for the Flyers, helped out by Andrew Payou. Robbie Sidhu sealed the fate of the Rangers to give the Flyers a 7-4 win with a minute and a half left, assisted by Pearson.The Flyers are back on home ice on Saturday night to host the Falher Pirates. The puck drops at the North Peace Arena tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.