Lee Carseldine’s life has been non-stop since retiring from professional cricket. Bucking the trend of most athletes when they retire, Lee has engaged life with vigour and has taken part in a number of challenges that have taken him well out of his comfort zone…from completing a double Masters degree, co-founding a start-up drone business, media and travel blogging businesses, trekking Kokoda Track and finishing runner up on the reality TV program Survivor (Australia) only to name a few. Lee engages each passion with infectious humble enthusiasm and extreme focus.
Always a precocious talent, Carseldine’s years of agonising back stress fractures and degenerative disc problems forced him into premature retirement. A spinal fusion and complications resulting from a life-threatening infection did not stop Lee from learning to walk again and make a remarkable comeback which was even recognised by News Corp in the top 20 courageous athletes of 2008. Lee played 132 matches for Queensland and also travelled extensively played professionally in India, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa and Bangladesh.
After completing a double Masters Degree (MBA and Masters of Applied Finance), Lee has started up a number of business activities across multiple industries. In 2014 Lee launched Droneit Group and DGMedia.
Sport: Former Cricketer
Survivor Season 2 - Runner Up
Queensland Weekender Host
Nickelodeon Crash the Bash
Many radio and Tv Appearances
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Since retiring from cricket Lee also assists professional past players in their transition out of the game through working with the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) and the non-profit Bulls Master’s Program.
With his trademark honesty, humour and a fresh approach on life, Lee enjoys taking on many different communication roles as to him it comes second nature after being featured heavily in the media particularly in his cricket years. Lee has experience with sports commentating, breakfast radio and guest speaking; he has been able to tell his incredible story of defeat and triumph that has made him the man he is today. Currently, Lee works with Channel 7 lifestyle program Queensland Weekender.
Since sustaining major injuries throughout his career Lee has always maintained a strong focus on his fitness which has seen him complete a number of personal achievements including marathons, triathlons and the Kokoda Track post-retirement. Lee recently joined forces with Fitstop Australia and SQD Athletica so that he can continue to push his positive health and wellbeing message to the wider community.