Nathan Cleary & Dad

PHOTO: Ivan and Nathan Cleary. NRL.COM

In a surprising turn of events, NRL superstar Nathan Cleary has purchased his childhood riverside home from none other than his father and Penrith Panthers coach, Ivan Cleary.

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According to this significant milestone marks a new chapter in the close bond shared by the father-son duo, who achieved NRL premiership success together. The four-bedroom property, located along the Nepean River, has now changed ownership through an internal family transfer for $1.7 million, as documented in property records.

During Ivan Cleary’s initial tenure as the Penrith coach in 2013, he acquired the Western Sydney home for $1.175 million, back when Nathan was still in his teenage years. Notably, the Cleary family has a strong connection to the Nepean River area, as Nathan himself was seen lending a helping hand during the severe flooding that struck the region in 2022, with water levels reaching nearly 14 meters.


Situated in a serene and leafy environment, the contemporary home boasts both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ample natural light to fill the interiors. Its proximity to BlueBet Stadium, the Panthers’ home ground, adds to its convenience. Interestingly, this location is also close to where Nathan Cleary’s two-time premiership-winning halves partner, Jerome Luai, recently purchased his first home.

Nathan Cleary buys new home

NRL superstar Nathan Cleary has bought his childhood riverside home from a surprise seller – his father and his Penrith Panthers coach Ivan.

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