Downer kids have a ball

This is the stuff kids’ dreams are made of.

Four lucky children of Downer employees were given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to share the field with their heroes at the 2019 Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s.

As naming rights sponsor of the event, Downer was allowed to nominate four young footy fanatics to be official Ball Kids. So we held a competition for employees to enter their children or relatives to win the plum job.

As official Ball Kids, the children got to stand (and run) on the sidelines during matches and collect the footballs when they went out of play. They even got their own uniform, complete with Downer branding, and were able to meet a few of the players.

Not surprisingly, we were flooded with entries but there could only be four winners.

Budding Dragons fan, Bonnie, Tigers tragic, Declan, and a pair of Knights fans, Blake and Ben, won the opportunity to share the turf with some of the game’s biggest stars – giving them a story that would have made them the envy of every kid in the playground the following Monday morning.

Declan