St George Illawarra Dragons winger Brett Morris proudly helped launch the 2014 Women in League Round at the Pullman, Sydney Olympic Park on Monday.
The Kiama Knights junior was joined by his brother Josh as well as mother Karen for the event which helps promote almost a month-long celebration of the role women play in the Rugby League family, starting with next week’s Mother’s Day Round.
A feature of that round will be the blockbuster between the Dragons and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park this Sunday.
“I am just so proud of them both,” said Karen Chatfield, proud mother of Brett and Josh.
“Of course I never play favourites as I always hope they have a draw when they play one another!
“The main thing is that they enjoy what they do and they give it their best every time that’s the best thanks they can give me.”
Australia international Brett Morris was thankful to be part of the launch as well as for the role his mother has played in shaping his career.
“Women in League Round is always a special time of the season as it allows everyone to reflect and give thanks to the efforts women play in the game,” said Morris.
“My mum in particular has done a lot for both Josh and I, from driving us to different footy camps to making sacrifices in her life to get us to where we are now.”
“Both Josh and I look forward to having the chance to play in front of her in the Mother’s Day game this weekend but hopefully I play that little bit better.”