'Great memories': Shane Warne's 'sad' family announcement

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Shane Warne's heartfelt tribute to his children, pictured here on Instagram.
Shane Warne posted a heartfelt tribute to his children. Image: Instagram/Getty

Shane Warne has taken to social media with a bittersweet tribute to his three kids after his youngest daughter graduated from high school.

Earlier this week the Aussie cricket legend posted a sweet photo of children Brooke, Jackson and Summer after the latter finished her schooling.

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Warne paid a beautiful tribute to his children, with all three now out of school.

“Wow. What a day!!!” Wrote wrote in an Instagram story.

“All three of my beautiful children have now completed year 12.

“Which means no more school fees, drop offs, pick ups and fighting for a car park, parent teacher nights, sports all over melb x 3 on weekends, school plays, events, making lunches, sports gear, blazer and being a taxi – oh and an ATM.”

Shane Warne and his children, pictured here in Melbourne in 2008.
Shane Warne and his children at the premiere of 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' in 2008. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

But despite the jokes Warne admitted it was a sad milestone.

“Sort of sad too as they were fun times & will be great memories for all of us,” he said.

“So proud of the young awesome adults you’ve become @brookewarne @jacksonwarne18 @summerwarne!! Love dad.”

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Warne has son Jackson, 21, and daughters Brooke, 22, and Summer, 19 with ex-wife Simone Callahan.

In May the 51-year-old opened up about letting his family down with off-field indiscretions throughout his career.

“I’m not proud of all of my decisions,” Warne told Fox Sports.

“I made some horrible mistakes and choices with things.

“But I was always true to myself and that’s what I’m proud of today.

“Some of the things were really hard to take.

“I let my family down, I embarrassed my children ... but that’s something I have to live with.

“But for all of those bad choices I’ve also been very proud of all the good things I’ve done.

“I’ve done a lot of good things but sometimes people like to harp on about the bad things because it’s a better headline.”

In September he took aim at the magazine industry, claiming a number of publications have “gone after all of my children over the years.”

“I’ve read some crap in my time, but New Idea has taken the cake for making crap up now & it amazes me how the regulators allow this to continue in both Woman’s day and No idea!” he tweeted.

“It is absolutely disgraceful & both are never held accountable for making things up? Why?”

The 51-year-old suggested the Australian public should join up and form a class action.

“I think it’s time all of us that have been wronged by both these magazines over the years get together and take them down!” he declared.

“Any law firms out there want to co-ordinate this. Maybe the media regulators will finally put their foot down too & hold them accountable! Who’s in?

“These trash magazines have also gone after all of my children over the years and Jackson lately too for no reason whatsoever! Just not fair or right on any level.

“Why haven’t the media regulators done something about this gutter journalism over the years & hold them accountable.”

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