Cameron McNamee helps guide the young pups
CAMERON McNamee has no doubts which game is the one to watch when the Wide Bay AFL holds its grand final day at Hervey Bay this weekend, but there's a reason for this.
You see, Cameron is a bit biased.
According to Cameron the Under-15 grand final between Brothers and Hervey Bay is the main game because he has a deep involvement with the young Bulldogs.
As the team manager Cameron is at every training session, encouraging the players through rigorous drills set by coach Robert McGill, and on game day the 17 year old is doing whatever he can to help the team win - this includes having his say at the breaks in play.
Never far from McGill in the coaches box, every player that comes on and off the field gets some support from Cameron, and he enjoys being around the team even though he is not wearing a jersey.
Training nights and match mornings are the highlight of Cameron's week and the grand final this weekend will be the best day of the year.
Brothers will leave Bundaberg at 6.30am to travel to Hervey Bay and Cameron plans to be on the bus, revving the players up for the biggest game of the year.
And although he won't be playing, Cameron will ride every bump, watch every kick and encourage the players as the game plays out.
Cameron's dad, Todd, said Cameron cannot wait for the grand final and he said as much as Cameron would enjoy the thrills and spills of the game, if the game goes well and the young Bulldogs win, his son would enjoy the celebrations in the dressing rooms after it even more.
Mr McNamee added this year being around the team has brought Cameron's personality out for everyone to see and it has been a pleasure watching his son enjoy his time the football each weekend.
McGill happy to have Cameron by his side at training and during games and he said the role of team manager suited his young offsider to the ground.
Both Brothers under-age teams (U15 and U17) are playing in the grand final this weekend with the U15 game starting at 9am and the U17 at 10.45am.
McGill said his players will have to be at their best to topple a powerful Hervey Bay outfit but he knows if they play at their best they will be in with a good chance.
Brothers go into the U17 game with an advantage over Bay Power thanks to a large part of the team having senior game experience during the year.