Recent BJ graduate Sam Hall is now a reporter with the Illawarra Mercury here he reports on local response to the World Cup.
“Twelve hundred football fans wore their hearts on their sleeves at Fairy Meadow’s Fraternity Club yesterday morning, riding Australia’s emotional roller-coaster during its match with Ghana.
For the second time in less than a week, fans sacrificed sleep to watch their team, as an army of green and gold supporters revived hopes of World Cup success.
Among the supporters was Socceroo Scott Chipperfield’s mum, Dale, who described the Illawarra venue as the second best place to being in South Africa”
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