Soccer star Daniel McBreen shoots for AFG mortgage success after grand final glory

A-League soccer star Daniel McBreen of the Central Coast Mariners has revealed his ambition to become a successful mortgage broker with AFG once his soccer playing days are over.

McBreen scored the second half penalty goal that secured the Mariners their first A-League title in a hard fought 2-0 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend.

In an interview with MPA Magazine McBreen said his father had been a mortgage broker and the plan was always for him to take over from him one day. 

Sadly, his father’s passing last year brought forward his role in the business.

McBreen says football is his main priority currently but he spends afternoons and evenings working on mortgage broking-related business.

“Every spare moment I get away from football I try and put towards doing what I need to do to get this [business] up and running,” he told MPA Magazine.

“I’m hoping to play football for another couple of years and if that comes off I’d like the mortgage side of the business to be up and running – and to be in a position where, when I do finish playing football, I can move seamlessly into full-time [broking] work and have the work there to keep me going on strong."

McBreen is not the only sports star to try their hand at mortgage broking through AFG.

Former Richmond Tigers ruckman Troy Simmonds operated mortgage broking business Harbour Finance, aggregating through AFG, for four years towards the end of his football career.

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger was a property writer at Property Observer

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