SPECIAL GIFT FOR NO. 1 FAN
A FANATICAL Johnathan Thurston supporter is about to receive a framed signed poster of the NRL superstar thanks to the Bulletin and his loving mum. Cecily Humphries, who “never wins anything”, broke the drought and was yesterday declared the winner of the Bulletin’s competition by editor Ben English after her entry was randomly selected. She said her son Owen Humphries was such a big fan of Thurston’s that he had attended the 2015 grand final and was handed a match ball smeared with the champion’s blood. “I put the ticket in for my son who’s with the armed forces in Perth, because he just loves JT,” she said. “I like him too. I really admire him as a person. “It’s just the little things he does like giving his headgear to children and picking up things where others walk over them.” Mrs Humphries said Thurston was a hero in Townsville. “Even if you’re not a football fan, you have to admire the man, he’s a great family man,” she said. Mrs Humphries plans to take the poster to her son on her next visit to Perth.
WORTHY WINNER: Cecily Humphries with her signed Johnathan Thurston poster.