Maryborough’s Brendan Earle had a great time being a mascot for the Socceroos for the Asian Cup qualifier with Indonesia in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
Maryborough’s Brendan Earle had a great time being a mascot for the Socceroos for the Asian Cup qualifier with Indonesia in Brisbane on Wednesday night. Karleila Thomsen

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.”



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