Manly Sea Eagle Glenn Stewart runs the ball during their 23-10 win over Balmain Tigers at Brookvale Oval on Sunday in round 5 of the 2009 NRL.

Manly Sea Eagle Glenn Stewart in 2009 the year ‘Gifty’ also played for State of Origin.

THE medal-winning rugby league player Glenn ‘Gifty’ Stewart is returning to his roots and selling up the family home he bought in Sydney.

The 34-year-old former Sea Eagle and 2011 Clive Churchill medal winner bought a three-bedroom family home in Frenchs Forest eight years ago when he was at the peak of his career. The back-rower has been part of the 2008 and 2011 NRL winning grand final Sea Eagles team, had been named second-rower of the year in 2006 and was selected to play in State of Origin in 2009.


Brother of the high-profile player Brett Stewart, Glenn had grown up in Wollongong but debuted for Manly in 2003 and put down roots in 2010 buying a single-level house inland from Brookie Oval.

83 Dareen Street Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Family living for a family man.

Agent Stuart Bath, of Skyline Real Estate, confirmed the professional sportsman and family man took no time to decide on the Dareen St house. He saw it one day and bought it the next paying $930,000.

Stewart left the Manly Sea Eagles in 2014 playing first for South Sydney then for a super League club in France.

He has now returned to the Illawarra region and is playing for his old junior team, the Wests Devils based in Figtree.

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The front of the house on a big block.

83 Dareen Street Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Large deck for parties and barbecues.

The Frenchs Forest house is on a big 750sqm block and has a double garage and two off-street car spaces. It is only one kilometre from the new Northern Beaches Hospital which opens in October but because the house is east of Wakehurst Parkway it does not sit in a rezoning area.

Mr Bath said it was a fantastic family home with a nice entertaining area and pool. The property is tenanted until early 2019 but otherwise is ready for a new family.

with Jonathan Chancellor

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