Mark Geyer OAM

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Submitted by Linda McGlone

Mark Geyer is a former Penrith second row forward, a state and national representative player and a legend of rugby league. His club career spanned from 1986 to 2000, since retiring, he has made a name for himself in the media. Since August 2009, Mark has been part of the Triple M on-air team for the Sydney breakfast show called The Grill Team and is a regular panelist on a number of NRL television shows on free to air and Fox Sports. In 2000, Mark was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia’s international standing in rugby league. In 2013 he received an Order Of Australia medal for “service to the sport of Rugby League football, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations.”

Mark is a committed family man. He and his wife Meagan have 5 children: Logan, Montanna, Kennedy, Mavrik and Rafferti. Recently Mark was bought to tears on his morning radio show whilst opening up about his family’s experience with epilepsy. Montanna and Kennedy have both been diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Mark shared his story to help raise awareness and get the message out that there is help available to those living with epilepsy.