Max Walker, special guest at Ballina's Australia Day celebrations for 2016.
Max Walker, special guest at Ballina's Australia Day celebrations for 2016. Contributed.

Max Walker to be Ballina’s Australia Day special guest

BALLINA has hit a six with the announcement that sportsman, commentator and businessman will tbe the special guest for the 2016 Australia Day ceremony.

Max Walker is well educated, well-travelled, a wonderful story teller and a successful businessman.

One of Australia’s favourite sons of sport, Max Walker was one of a select group of sportsmen who played both Senior VFL/AFL Football and Test Cricket.

He played 94 senior games with the Melbourne Football Club and 13 years of first class cricket with Victoria and Australia.

He was a significant part of our television landscape as host of the Nine Network’s “Wide World of Sports”.

Max played Test Cricket in a golden era where he proudly pulled on the baggy green cap for Australia to tour New Zealand, England and The West Indies, playing through 34 test matches.

Max practised architecture for 10 years and is a Founding Director of digital engagement business bHive Group.

Much of his time these days is spent as a Certified Speaking Professional, inspiring audiences with his corporate keynotes and as a Master of Ceremonies. He is the author of 14 books.

“I am delighted to be heading to the Ballina Shire for the Australia Day ceremony and congratulating the Shire’s new Australians,” he said.

The Australia Day ceremony will commence at 9am inside the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre.

Max will be providing a special address as part of the ceremony as well as assisting with the Australia Day Awards and the citizenship ceremony.

All members of the community are warmly invited to attend the ceremony and official proceedings.

To find out more about Australia Day, visit ballina.nsw.gov.au or contact Ballina Shire Council on 02 6686 4444.



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