Footy fan meets his match

Lismores Jack Kenny and his grandson Jack Kenny got the chance to get up close and personal with Parramatta Eels players Timana Tahu (left) and Nathan Hindmarsh last week.

While 82-year-old Jack Kenny did not get to see his team the Parramatta Eels take on the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday night due to ill health, he did get to meet two of Parramattas top players face-to-face last week.

Parramatta players Timana Tahu and Nathan Hindmarsh were at the Coffee Club in Lismore Square last week raising money for the Our Kids charity, and Coffee Club owner John, Jacks dad, realised it was a golden opportunity to surprise his father.

He secretly organised with the hospital for Jack to be given a special release for the occasion. Jacks grandson, Jack Kenny Jr, was also there to share the moment.

It was a huge surprise absolutely fantastic! said Jack Snr, who has supported Parramatta ever since they beat his former team Newtown 24 years ago. I watch every Eels game and Ive loved rugby league ever since school. It was great to meet these blokes in the flesh.

The appearance made more than $200 for Our Kids.

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