Ivan and Rebecca Cleary are the parents of Nathan Cleary, who is now co-captain of the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League (NRL).
Nathan was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on November 14, 1997. He inherited his Samoan ancestry from his parents and spent a significant portion of his childhood in Auckland, New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Nathan’s father was a member of the New Zealand Warriors and later coached the team. Nathan returned to Australia in 2002.
After spending his childhood playing football, Cleary switched to rugby league in his pre-teens and later played for the Mount Albert Lions in Auckland and the Penrith Brothers in Sydney. While at Sacred Heart College in Auckland, Cleary stayed there for a total of two years.
Ivan Cleary, Nathan’s father, is currently manager of National Rugby League (NRL) Penrith Panthers and previously played full-back and center for Penrith Panthers in Australian professional rugby league throughout the 1990s and 2000.
Alongside his current role as head coach of Penrith Panthers, he previously held the same position with Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors. In 2021, he led the Panthers to victory in the National Rugby League Championship game.
Ivan was a goal kicker who played club football in Australia and New Zealand. His country of origin is New Zealand. He set a new benchmark for the number of points scored in a single season in the 1998 NRL Premiership.
Even though Nathan was born in Australia, his ancestry is Croatian. Milaya Cleary, Indi Cleary and Jett Cleary are Nathan’s siblings. His younger siblings appear to be in their twenties and maybe only a few years younger than him.
Will Nathan Cleary play in the NRL final tonight?
Nathan Cleary was sidelined for five weeks after being suspended for a dangerous pitch. His ban has been lifted, so he will play in the final tonight.
What happened to Nathan Cleary’s face?
There was a substantial cut on Nathan’s chin after a stray elbow from a teammate hit him during a game. Blood immediately gushed from the cut.
Who are Nathan Cleary’s parents?
Nathan is the son of Ivan and Rebecca Cleary. His father is a coach and former professional rugby league footballer.
Does Nathan have siblings?
Nathan Cleary has three siblings. They are Milaya Cleary, Indi Cleary and Jett Cleary.