Proud Sea Eagles Member Lee-ann Ellem certainly got a surprise at Lottoland yesterday.
Lee-ann, who is confined to a wheelchair, travels with her mum, Deidre, to watch their beloved Sea Eagles play far and wide from their Central Coast home.
Their commitment, along with the cost of travelling, buying merchandise, and memberships, was not lost on new Manly player Jackson Hastings.
Having met Lee-ann a few times, Jackson approached Deidre during the week in the lead up to the Melbourne Storm game about him purchasing a 2017 jersey for her daughter to replace last season’s jersey.
Without Lee-Ann knowing, Jackson then arranged the team to sign the jersey.
Upon arriving at Lottoland, Lee-Anne was greeted by Jackson, who presented her with the signed home jersey as an Easter gift.
The club thanks Deidre and Lee-ann for their passion and support, which will see them travel to Canberra to watch the team play the Raiders next Friday night.