Former Manly Sea Eagles skipper Jamie Lyon buys in NSW Northern Rivers

Former Manly Sea Eagles skipper Jamie Lyon buys in NSW Northern Rivers
Former Manly Sea Eagles skipper Jamie Lyon buys in NSW Northern Rivers

Former Manly Sea Eagles skipper Jamie Lyon and wife Ellie have left the Northern Beaches and headed to the NSW Northern Rivers.

The couple sold their luxury Warriewood home earlier this year.

The couple secured $1.89 million for their luxury home through LJ Hooker agent Marco Cimino - within a week of its listing.

They paid $635,000 for the 560 sqm property in 2012 before building a four bedroom Rawson Homes family entertainer.

Lyon, who forged a reputation over the years as a keen pig hunter, has been low-key since his 2016 retirement. 

He was never going to be the retired player who would go into coaching or television.

He signed up with Brookvale-based sports goods company, Paladin Sports, then led Paladin's first golf tour to New Zealand, coinciding with the NRL Auckland Nines.

They've moved north to a Skennars Head beachfront reserve home -  paying $1.35 million for a home not far from the Ballina airport. 

The two storey, five bedroom home has expansive entertaining spaces with views from Sharpes Beach to Flat Rock.

Doors open onto a wrap patio and garden courtyard and a Magna heated mineral pool sits in the rear yard.

McGrath Ballina agents Glenn and Nathan Mills sold the home.

Lyon, who grew up in Narrabri in north-central New South Wales, began his career at the Parramatta Eels but made headlines after announcing that after 70 games at the age of 22 he was retiring from the NRL.

He returned to his junior club the Wee Waa Panthers before signing with English Super League club St Helens on a two-year deal in 2005.

A year later he won the Championship and Challenge Club titles.

He returned to the NRL with Manly, winning the 2008 and 2011 Grand Finals.

The goal-kicking centre was regarded as one of the best centres in the game. He won the Dally M Centre of the year in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

On the year of his retirement he become the fourth player after after Ryan Girdler, Hazem El Masri and Luke Burt to score 100 tries and 500 goals.

Lyon, a keen pig hunter, is now an account manager with Brookvale based sports goods company Paladin Sports, where he conducts golf tours.

This article first appeared in the Daily Telegraph. 

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