Ready to roar: Conan Visser from children’s charity I Can I Will, Julie Challenor with her children Bronte and Max, and Brisbane Roar player Corey Brown. Photo: Cheryl GoodenoughThere was great excitement at Ormiston State School when student Bronte Challenor was told she will toss the coin at the Brisbane Roar game on Saturday.
Brisbane Roar player Corey Brown was at a special assembly on Wednesday where the announcement was made.
Bronte and her brother Max were called on to the stage by the founder of I Can I Will children’s charity Conan Visser, who organisedthe opportunity.
Bronte, who has Down syndrome, is the first recipient of the charity’s Grant a Wish initiative.
The Challenor family will get a pre-match tour of the home changing rooms andwatch the team warm up from a bench on the side of the pitch, before Bronte tosses the coin with the referee and team captains on the field.
After watching the game, they will meet the players, take photos and get autographs.
I Can I Will was founded by Mr Visser, who is from Alexandra Hills.
Bronte’s love for soccer was apparent at the charity’s second anniversary sports day when that was the only activity she wanted to do.
Mr Visser said the Grant a Wish initiative is about giving childrenopportunitiesthat will help build up their confidence.
Bronte and Max’s mother, Julie Challenor said the family is very excited.
“It is so nice that Bronte gets this opportunity and it’s really special that they included her brother so that she can share it with him,” she said.
“For Conan to have remembered that she wanted to play soccer and for him to have organised this, we feel very honoured.”
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