Michael Hancock was a foundation Broncos player in 1988 and now works at the club as a game and community development officer. Apart from two seasons playing in England, he has been with the Broncos his entire adult life. After starring for the Toowoomba Clydesdales in the Queensland State Leagueas a 17-year-old, Hancock was a one of the first players signned to the fledgling Broncos. He joined the likes of Wally Lewis and Gene Miles, established Australian Test players at the time. He played 274 games for the club and was a member of five of the six Broncos premiership teams, but it was not always plain sailing. Along with other established stars, Hancock was told by coach Wayne Bennett at the end of the 1995 that he was not guaranteed his first-grade spot for the following season and he was free to leave if he so wished.