Winning three gold medals at the World Masters to meeting his Sea Eagles heroes, it has been a busy few months for Kelvin.
Invited by Sea Eagles Head of Football Bob Fulton to training, Kelvin and his family drove from Foster to meet the Manly players at Narrabeen on Wednesday to wish his heroes good luck ahead of Saturday’s
blockbuster home match against Penrith Panthers at Lottoland.
Born with cerebral palsy, the invite to training was part of a 40th birthday present for Kelvin.
A passionate Manly fan from his younger days, Kelvin met the players and coaching staff who were impressed with his medals won for Australia in the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, and 100m freestyle at the World Masters in Auckland.
Kelvin’s mum, Jenny –a Melbourne Storm fan who hears the 40-0 2008 grand final scoreline often from her son – said the visit to meet the players was worth the long drive.
“He didn’t stop talking about Manly all the way down here, so yes, Kelvin was pretty excited to be here today,’’ she said.
“Kelvin’s bedroom is full of Manly posters, pictures, flags and caps. He has also taken over the garage too. He just loves the Sea Eagles.
“I like to thank Bob Fulton for making this visit so special for Kelvin. This will be a day he will always remember.”
The Sea Eagles wish Kelvin all the very best with his next swimming meet at the Multi-Disability Championships at Homebush in October.