Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australian star Darren Lockyer signs young Kallem Houldsworth’s jersey as proud mum Joanne Wilson looks on.
Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australian star Darren Lockyer signs young Kallem Houldsworth’s jersey as proud mum Joanne Wilson looks on. Nat Bromhead

Dream comes true for Ben

TORBANLEA’S Ben Waters will have to get himself a new Brisbane Broncos jersey to wear.

The one he wore in Maryborough on Saturday will never go over his shoulders again – it will never be washed either.

Well, his rugby league hero, Darren Lockyer, has signed it and he put his arm around the 12-year-old for a photo.

That’s a good enough reason to treasure it now.

The Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australian star was in town for the Community Family Event at Bunnings Warehouse.

Young Waters, who plays rugby league for Wallaroos, and his 14-year-old sister Hayley, another big Lockyer fan, were not about to let the chance to meet him slip by and they made every second count.

Peter Waters said his children, particularly his son, were over the moon at getting the chance to meet Lockyer.

“You should have seen the smile on his face – it was a dream come true for him,” he said.

“He (Lockyer) has always been his hero and so it doesn’t get any better than meeting him, as far as he’s concerned.

“He couldn’t wait to get home and call people and tell them who he had met – he was so excited and I think he’ll stay that way for a while yet.”

But what about his daughter Hayley, how did she find meeting Lockyer?

“She thought he was pretty hot for an old bloke,” he laughed.



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