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Former NRL player wins Dee Why NAC

30 June 2017

Former Manly Sea Eagles’ player Mark Bryant won the Dee Why Novice Auctioneers Competition (NAC) on Tuesday 27 June.

Mark (pictured to the right of REINSW President John Cunningham), who’s last game in the NRL was the 2008 Grand Final victory over Melbourne Storm, beat off competition from five others to be crowned the heat champion.

He auctioned off a Sea Eagles match day experience for $700, including two tickets to a corporate suite and seats in the player dug-out to watch a game.

A total of $8,480 was raised on the night with the proceeds going to the McGrath Foundation. REINSW is also supporting the McGrath Foundation’s ‘Pink Up Your Town’ initiative. Find out more here.

Mark, who began his career in real estate in 2013, said: “Auctioneering is something I have always wanted to explore and add as another bow to the services I can offer my clients. I like the transparency it offers, and the theatre of it.

“I was delighted to win and am looking forward to the State Final. My last game in the NRL was the 2008 Grand Final in front of 80,000 people so the atmosphere won’t faze me too much. In fact I find it exciting and enjoyed being up there helping to raise money for a great charity.”

Mark will now appear in the State Final on 10 August at the Justice and Police Museum. 

There are two remaining heats which are being held at:

Heat nine - Newcastle - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Heat 10 - Balmain - Sydney - Thursday, 13 July 2017.

Find out more information and how to register here.