Battler turns his gaze southward
The 2GB rugby league Continuous Call Team member Mark “Piggy” Riddell surprised his radio colleagues with a midweek social media post suggesting he’s off to the south coast.
But he’s not leaving the team, telling them he won’t mind the estimated 90-minute trip up from Shellharbour. He currently lives at Silverdale, which is 70km west of the station’s Pyrmont HQ.
Riddell has told his colleagues he doesn’t get attached to homes, hence the pending listing of his recently completed Wollondilly-district home that sits on 4000sqm complete with a football field.
His boss Ray Hadley queried the decision of the Bankstown-born battler. Hadley briefly put his long-time home at Dural on the market in 2015, but then stayed put.
Riddell, the former Eels, Dragons and Roosters goalkicking hooker, won’t need to keep the flash ride-on mower that keeps the field looking good.
He and wife Karli will be swapping it for a home on 700sqm, about 400m from the water, in the town where the median house price for a four-bedroom home is $902,000, according to Core Logic, with the one pinpointed as Riddell’s acquisition priced a tad higher.
Mark Riddell and his wife Karli.