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Rugby player Matthew Burke will be Ballina Shire’s 2019 Australia Day special guest. Photo supplied.

Rugby player Matthew Burke will be Ballina Shire’s 2019 Australia Day special guest next year.

‘Matthew is one of Australian rugby’s most celebrated backs having played seven sensational seasons with the Wallabies. Post his time with the Wallabies, Matt played with the Newcastle Falcons for three years in the United Kingdom before turning his attention to the media, with equal success. He quickly became the face of international rugby coverage for Network Ten,’ said a Ballina Shire Council spokesperson.

‘Highly professional, articulate and personable, Matt is a great role model for young sports people and an inspiring keynote speaker.’

Talking about what Australia Day means to him Matt said it ‘is all about the simple things… spending the morning at the beach with my family and then a barbecue with friends. It’s a great day to reflect on how lucky we are and how wonderful this country is.’

The Australia Day ceremony will commence at 9am on Saturday 26 January 2019 in the Lennox Community Centre. Matthew will be providing a special address as part of the ceremony as well as assisting with the Australia Day Awards and the citizenship ceremony.


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