BRONCOS BOSS IN TOUGHEST MATCH OF HIS LIFE
“I WANT to beat it, I’ve got a good shot, and I intend to give it my best one too.”
Ahead of tonight’s top of the table clash against the Sydney Roosters, Broncos CEO Paul White reveals in an exclusive interview his battle against a brain tumour.
White, 49, suffered a seizure on June 30, and is currently undergoing radium and chemotherapy treatment.
The popular chief executive, who has been credited with record revenue levels and high morale at the club, spoke of the “overwhelming support” he has received from Broncos staff, fans and players since the diagnosis.
“It’s been quite remarkable” he said, “and I have been really touched by the waves of support that have been coming my way.’’
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has told of his great admiration for White, saying simply “I love him”; while captain Justin Hodges calls the former policeman and mining executive “one of the best men I know”.
White, with his wife Angela, tells Qweekend of his journey from country copper to CEO, and how his twin loves of family and footy are helping him through one of the toughest matches of his life.