The first Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce business breakfast is on Thursday January 27 with a respected former football star featuring as the guest speaker.

Shane Webcke retired from professional rugby league in 2006 and since then Shane spends time as a farmer, family man, businessman, author, news presenter, safety ambassador, guest speaker and host.

In 1994, when Shane was just 18 years old, his father was killed in a Queensland workplace incident. He had only just started his football career under the guidance of Wayne Bennett when he received the news that his world had changed forever.

His direct experience with the horrific outcome of his father’s workplace fatality, has led him to his role as a safety ambassador. Shane shares the story of his father in the hope it will motivate others to put safety first, always.

During his football career, he represented Queensland on twenty-four occasions and represented Australia in twenty-six tests. In that time, he only ever played for the Brisbane Broncos for some twelve years and was named Daly M Prop of the year three times.

He’s taken what he learned about commitment and work ethic from the farm as a young fella to the football field as a player and back to farming in regional Queensland. From there, he has balanced family life with his wife and three children with his other job in Brisbane, behind the news desk at Seven.

In 2006 he released his autobiography ‘Warhorse’ and since then has shared his knowledge, passion and experience with many audiences across Queensland and Australia as a keynote speaker, guest speaker, MC, and host.

The breakfast is being held at Club Beenleigh from 6:30am with tickets available online until 5pm Monday January 24.

This event is sponsored by the Logan Office of Economic Development.

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