DON’T IG­NORE THE BAT­TLERS, TIGERS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

A FA­THER drove his two sons all the way from Ta­ree last week to watch Wests Tigers play the Syd­ney Roost­ers at Camp­bell­town. It took four hours each way and cost more than $200 in petrol and meals.

Now this is a bat­tling fam­ily but Craig Mitchell de­cided to take his boys Jim, 9, and Kalim, 10, to the game be­cause they sup­port the teams. As the players were leav­ing the field, only one Wests Tigers player, Aaron Woods, stopped to give Kalim an au­to­graph. His brother got nine from the Roost­ers players. It says a lot about both clubs.

At least Wests Tigers have since of­fered to send the young­ster a signed T-shirt. Still, the club needs to be more mind­ful of its fans. These kids can’t get to fan days be­cause they come from the bush. They spent eight hours in a car to watch their he­roes. It’s not good enough.

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