Tracy Mawson got every player’s signature.
Tracy Mawson got every player’s signature.

Flood victim buoyed by brush with stars

WHEN Emerald mother-of-three Tracy Mawson set out on her mission to get every Origin player’s signature on Wednesday morning, she could not have hoped for a better result.

The diehard Maroons supporter was one of thousands who lined Edgerton St to gaze upon and hopefully mingle with their heroes.

“It was a very special day - it was so cool of them to come to Emerald out of all the places that were devastated across Queensland, and their attitude was just fabulous,” Tracy said. “It was such a huge lift for the town and just a wonderful day.”

Like so many in Emerald, Tracy and her family were devastated by the floods. Tracy has only recently returned to work after her place of employment was submerged.

Her three children were among the thousands who flocked to McIndoe Park to watch the boys train, snap photos and score autographs.

“All three of my kids are Maroons fans,” Tracy said.

“While my husband is a Blues fan and even though he would like to change it, it is always going to be a Maroon house.”


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