Speedy realises his life long Rabbitohs dream
“Speedy” is well-known in Coffs Harbour. He has a larger than life personality and is a huge fan of the Rabbitohs.
He is usually kitted out in Rabbitohs gear, with team flags and streamers flying from his bike’s handlebars. Speedy even keeps two pet rabbits and a guinea pig named Russell as part of his devotion to the Rabbitohs.
Speedy's dream was to get to a Rabbitohs game, because he had never had the chance to see his beloved team play.
Ability Links Linkers spoke to staff at the Rabbitohs and helped Speedy to make his story into a short film as part of the ABC Open project. Soon after ‘Speedy’s Story’ went online, he received a personalised Rabbitohs jersey in the mail from Sydney.
Next, Rabbitohs’ CEO Blake Solly, contacted the Linkers and arranged tickets for Speedy to see the home game at ANZ Stadium against Penrith on 2 July.
People respond to Speedy’s positive zest for life and his passion for the Rabbitohs. He made a great impression at the game, with Rabbitohs CEO Blake saying “we might have to make Speedy a fixture at all home games!” Speedy had a great time, and the Rabbitohs won their game.
See the video of Speedy’s trip below: