From National Rugby League to rugby union, playing State of Origin and tests for the Wallabies, Mat Rogers will now add author to his list of achievements and will soon visit Bundaberg to share in his latest venture.
Releasing his latest book, A Father’s Son, Mat is visiting the Bundaberg Library to talk about his journey and overcoming challenges throughout life on Thursday 3 November.
He is finally ready to share his powerful life story which includes his life both on and off the field.
Mat said the opportunity to visit regional towns on his tour was great, not wanting anyone to miss out.
“I love regional parts of Australia, particularly Queensland, the people are great, and many have a passion for Rugby league,” Mat said.
“I committed to visiting many regional areas for that reason, as I don’t want them to miss out.
“Although I have never visited Bundaberg, I absolutely love Hervey Bay, so I’m very excited to visit.
Mat said those who attend could expect to find out more about how he has triumphed over hardship, loss, and heartache.
“The responses I’ve had from previous audiences have been quite overwhelming,” he said.
“I’m excited to share the context in which many things in my life have transpired and the result of that.
“People can get a book signed but more than that I’d love people to come along and perhaps go away feeling inspired or grateful.”
Mat Rogers played either rugby league or rugby union professionally from 1994 to 2011.
In rugby league, he was a standout performer for the Cronulla Sharks and later the Gold Coast Titans.
For a long time, he lived in both the shadow and the thrall of his famous father, and their complex relationship shaped him in ways he couldn’t fathom.
He won over a new generation of fans with two memorable stints on the reality television show Australian Survivor and now focuses on his charity, 4 ASD Kids, which fundraises for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Doors open at 6 pm for light refreshments prior to the talk at 6.30 pm.
Copies of Mat's book may be purchased on the night with book signings also available.
Registrations for the event open on Thursday, 20 October here.
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