Shane Webcke is a farmer, family man, businessman, author, news presenter, safety ambassador, speaker and former professional footballer. At the peak of his rugby career, he was renowned as one of the best front rowers in the world.
Shane represented Queensland on twenty four occasions and represented Australia in twenty six tests. He played for Brisbane Broncos for twelve years and was named Daly M Prop of the year three times.
Shane has taken his work ethic from football field to his farm in southern Queensland. He balances his family life with his wife and three children and his professional career, now behind the news desk at Seven.
Shane released his best selling autobiography ‘Warhorse’ in 2006 and has since gone to add to his illustrious career by sharing his knowledge, passion and experience with may audiences across Queensland and Australia.
Tragically, Shane’s father was killed in a Queensland workplace incident in 1994. Shane was only eighteen. He had just started his professional football career under the guidance of Wayne Bennet when he received the news that his world had been ripped apart. Shane’s direct experience with the horrific outcome of his father’s workplace fatality, has led him to his role as a safety ambassador. He shares his message in the hope it will motivate others to put safety first, always.
Shane Webcke is still a Bronco through and through and has a few tales to tell about football life, retirement, managing a farm through drought and remaining grounded through it all.