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Peter Sterling OAM

Peter Sterling has enjoyed one of Australia’s most celebrated careers in Rugby League History. As co-host of Channel Nine’s The Footy Show, Peter Sterling has entertained thousands of people with his anecdotes on rugby league and life in general....

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Peter was outstanding; his professional presentation yet candid manner was appreciated by all who attended.

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WOW ‘Peter was probably one of the best we have had’ was a common comment from the attendees. He was very down to earth and is a true Champion. We may even look to having him again next year.

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He is such a pro and the audience hung on every word. His ability to weave our key message into his story was simply sensational.

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Peter Sterling OAM Travels from NSW
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Peter Sterling OAM's Biography

Peter Sterling has enjoyed one of Australia’s most celebrated careers in Rugby League History. As co-host of Channel Nine’s The Footy Show, Peter Sterling has entertained thousands of people with his anecdotes on rugby league and life in general.

 

Peter Stirling began playing Rugby League in Raymond Terrace, just north of Newcastle in NSW, before moving on to Wagga Wagga. It was there that Peter was spotted by Parramatta coach Terry Fearnley and invited to trial with the Eels. The move to Sydney took him to Fairfield Patrician Brothers, with whom he played in the AMCO Cup. That was to be the start of what would become one of the most celebrated careers in Rugby League history.

 

During his years playing in the Premiership, Peter Sterling played his entire career with Parramatta, winning every team and personal honour that there was on offer. He is still talked about today as being the greatest halfback that ever played the game.

 

After several shoulder reconstructions, he was forced into retirement after a crunching tackle from Western Suburbs’ David Gillespie at Parramatta Stadium in 1992, however, Peter had already forged a career for himself in the media.

 

He began his media career at Sydney radio station 2WS as a Sports Reporter, where he learned how to write, edit and collate stories as well as interview other sportspeople and present bulletins on-air. This led to an invitation from Channel 10 to be their sideline reporter for all televised fixtures and when the Rugby League rights went to Channel 9, Peter was invited to join the full-time commentary team, as key analyst and co-commentator, this time from the warmer confines of the commentary box.

 

Peter Sterling is also a co-host of the popular FOOTY SHOW which airs on the NINE Network during the Rugby League season and remains one of the most popular players of all time, twenty years after his retirement.

 

A noted speaker, Peter is much in demand as a guest speaker, entertaining thousands of people with his anecdotes on Rugby League and life in general. He writes a weekly column for the Newcastle Herald, appears on several radio stations each week including the Monday Night Football coverage from Austereo’s MMM Network. Peter has also been contracted to Telstra Big Pond since 2010 to supply key material for the Nrl.com website.