Harry Kewell’s fans get to meet Melbourne Heart

TWO Albury brothers will rub shoulders with football superstar Harry Kewell tonight as they lead Melbourne Heart on to the ground.

Jordan Meredith, 12, and his brother, Harrison, 8, won a radio competition to be mascots for the A-League side as they take on Sydney FC tonight at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Although the brothers are loyal to the Melbourne Heart’s biggest rival, Melbourne Victory, their mother, Karen Meredith, said they were happy upon hearing the news.

“They’re actually Melbourne Victory supporters,” she said.

“But they used to be big fans of Harry Kewell when he was playing for Victory.

“They were thrilled when they found out. They’re so excited.”

Jordan entered himself by phoning the radio station, and then won a penalty contest.

“He had a shootout with these guys in bubbles in goals, and he was the last one standing,” Mrs Meredith said.

“We originally thought it would just be Jordan but we found out it was Harrison too, so that was great.”

Their father, Brad, will be tossing the coin before the match.

Jordan and Harrison play for Albury United, both their parents coach their own teams, and Mr Meredith referees.

The family will, of course, be at Lavington on Sunday, February 9, to see Melbourne Heart play Perth Glory at 3pm.

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