Titans player Preston Campbell took time out from training at Oakes Oval yesterday to meet fans.
Titans player Preston Campbell took time out from training at Oakes Oval yesterday to meet fans.

Football fans lap up watching their heroes

By ADRIAN MILLER

THE grass is a lush, healthy green and the white lines stand out so much they nearly blind you, but all Mitch and Nick Ensby noticed yesterday were the Gold Coast Titans going through their paces.

The brothers were joined by younger sibling Riley and friend Caleb Leale at Oakes Oval yesterday to cheer on the Titans as they prepared for their trial match against the Parramatta Eels tonight.

Watching their heroes in action was a thrill for the boys, who travelled all the way from Casino to check them out.

Mum Linda said they were loving having the Titans in town.

"They all converted this year and really wanted to see them so we had to come," she said.

"I like watching Preston Campbell, Mat Rogers and Scott Prince because I play the same positions as them so I like to see how they play football," Mitch said.

Nick said he was hoping to pick up some training tips, while Caleb was hoping his idols ? Jake Webster and Campbell ? could show him how to kick.

As the boys lapped up every Titans movement, the final preparations were put on Oakes Oval where roughly 8000 people are expected tonight.

Yesterday, a little over 100 students took to the field for a rugby league coaching clinic while mums and dads watched on cheerfully.

Afterwards they lined up for autographs from their idols.

Mitch, Nick, Riley and Caleb loved every minute of it and will be at Oakes again tonight, cheering loudly for the Titans.

"We're going for them because they're better than the Eels, they're local and we want to pay out on our teacher on Mon- day," Nick said.



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