An Australian goalkeeper drove straight from his wedding to a match, and played while his new wife watched in her dress
24th November 2020

Luke Borean

  • An Australian goalkeeper played in a match immediately after getting married while his new wife watched from the sidelines in her wedding dress.
  • Queensland Lions keeper Luke Borean and his wife Ellen Hepburn drove directly from their wedding to the match on Saturday in a Ferrari, before Borean starred in a 4-1 win.
  • "Takes a special person to do this on your wedding day!" the club tweeted after. 
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After getting married, most people are focused on celebrating or going on honeymoon, not playing soccer. 

Not Queensland Lions goalkeeper Luke Borean, however.

On Saturday Borean donned the gloves for his side's crucial National Premier League (NPL) semi-final just hours after tying the knot, driving straight from the wedding to the game.

Borean and his wife, Ellen Hepburn, left their wedding reception and drove to the AJ Kelly Park in the Brisbane suburbs in a Ferrari. Borean then played a crucial role in a 4-1 win over the Peninsula Power, while Hepburn watched from the sidelines in her wedding dress.

"There were definitely some open mouths — [the team] were genuinely shocked," Lions coach Darren Sime told ABC news.

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