Growing up on the Northern Beaches Mike was an NRL First Grade player in the 1980s. With skill and determination to become a Sydney Rugby League star, he was top scorer in 1982 for the Sea Eagles. The following year playing for Eastern Suburbs he was the season’s leading point scorer, scoring 256 points (12 tries, 103 goals and 2 field goals). He also won the competition’s Best and Fairest award, the Rothmans Medal (equivalent of the AFL’s Brownlow Medal).
Mike Eden has thrown himself into Albury life with the same passion he gave his beloved Rugby league football and after 20 years of running a Legal practice in Queensland Mike Eden moved to Albury in 2013 to embrace a new life in Albury, establishing a new office in the central VOLT lane of late. “Our twelve year old son Will had been diagnosed with Autism at age 3, and my wife Karena and I heard of special educational opportunities in Albury for children with autism. This was one of the main reasons for moving to Albury. To enable our son to attend the Aspect Riverina School, this type of specialist facility is as good as anything found in the capital cities and has enabled Will to thrive.” “We have seen a huge transition from the little boy who would have uncontrollable tantrums for hours on end. Will is now School Captain of Albury West Public School after transitioning into mainstream”. “We are very proud of Will and expect he will thrive here on the Border when he goes to Albury High School next year”.