BATHURST siblings Brayden and Tahlia Branda have a new pride and joy - a pair of football boots worn by NRL star Apisai Koroisau during the Panthers' 28-16 victory at Carrington Park last Saturday.
Brayden, 13, and Tahlia, nine, are members of the Bathurst St Pat's Juniors and were both very excited just to be able to watch the game live.
But that excitement skyrocketed when Koroisau handed them his playing boots after the match.
"He was just coming along the fence and we asked him," older brother Brayden said.
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"He said no at first and went to the next person and then he came back and gave them to us and signed them."
Although Tahlia supports the Storm because "they're purple" and Brayden the Titans, receiving the grass-stained boots from the 28-year-old Panthers hooker made for a day they will never forget.
"They were pretty excited and then when I asked them if they wanted to do this Tahlia had the biggest smile on her face," mum Tarni said.
Brayden plays for the St Pat's under 14s and Tahlia is in her first year of league tag.
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