Narromine Jets Season Launch
Saturday, 09 Apr 2022 - Sunday, 10 Apr 2022
6:00pm - 12:00am
We have a fantastic night lined up with Guest speaker, Matt Cooper. Matt Cooper is a former NRL footballer starting his career in 2000, and retiring 10 years later in 2010. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative centre, he played his entire NRL career for the St George Illawarra Dragons, with whom he won the 2010 NRL grand final. He began playing rugby league at the age of six for his local junior side, while also enjoying athletics and being actively involved with his local surf club. Matt has also opened up about a crippling addiction he had to painkillers in 2016. After retiring from rugby league due to a serious injury, Matt began what turned into a year long addiction which resulted in him fearing for his own life. Admitting himself into the South Coast Private Hospital, he went through a month of treatment and has since ridden himself of the addiction. He went public with the story shortly after in aim to help educate others about the seriousness of the issue. “I am here telling my story and I hope someone, some kid, who is taking that drug takes it easy or comes clean or even just talks about it.” Matt has also appeared as a participant on Dancing With The Stars, The Celebrity Apprentice Australia and Celebrity Big Brother. After the formalities, local music legend, Shane Riley, will be providing live music. Its going to be a great night, for Jets lovers, league lovers, music lovers, so we encourage everyone to come along and join us!