Dylan Parker is a 14-year-old junior footy player up in the Gold Coast. But he’s no Titan. Dylan’s an avid Broncos fan and takes pride in his footy on the field.
Unfortunately, not long ago he suffered a severe injury whilst playing a junior league game. He shattered his kidney and lacerated his spleen. He was hospitalised shortly after and understandably was sat in the hospital feeling horrible.
When the Brisbane Broncos found out about the incident, the club organized a card to be sent to him. The club wrote in the card:
We are sorry to hear about your recent injury sustained during a rugby league game.
From all of us at the Brisbane Broncos, we would like you to know that we are thinking of you and wishing you all the best with your recovery.
We appreciate and would like to thank you for the amazing support you have shown the Broncos.
The card was signed by every member of the Broncos squad and sent to Dylan. In the days afterwards, club legend Corey Parker (of no relation to Dylan Parker) gave him a long, personal phone call. It was a dream come true for Dylan.
Another example of real good-will stuff in Rugby League. Obviously, the Broncos had no obligation to do anything at all, even if they’d known about the injury. But the players knew that an effort as minimal as signing their name on a card means the absolute world to a young fan.
A pack of c***s? Doesn’t sound like it to me. Over to you, Mrs Walters…