Brendan a mascot for Socceroos
BRENDAN Earle had an Oar-some time at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night – every pun intended.
Socceroos and Brisbane Roar star Tommy Oar played a big part in making it a night to remember for the young mascot.
Earle held Oar’s hand while the Socceroos walked out for the Asian Cup qualifier with Indonesia, a game the World Cup-bound Socceroos won 1-0.
10-year-old Earle, who plays the West Football Club in Maryborough, got the chance to be a mascot in front of 20,422 fans after he won a nationwide competition.
Participants had to write what they liked about the Socceroos.
Earle’s answer was that he thought they played awesome and they wore a great kit.
Not surprisingly, Earle said he was still coming to grips with his big night yesterday.
“I was a bit nervous waiting to go out on the pitch but he (Oar) was really nice and told me it would be alright,” he said.
“He was right – it was a fantastic experience.
“I’ll never forget a single minute of it and I couldn’t wait to tell my friends at school about it.”