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February 26, 2021

Choppy, the Titans and Eels

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This week’s junior journalist was 10 year old Beau Carter from Byron Bay. Beau went up to see the 28–22 win by the Titans over the Parramatta Eels and he interviewed Chris Close, a player who played for the Gold Coast as well as representing Queensland and Australia.

Chris 'Choppy' Close with junior journalist Beau Carter
Chris ‘Choppy’ Close with junior journalist Beau Carter

Choppy the legend

I was lucky enough on Sunday night to go see the Titans v Eels at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast. While I was there I got to interview Chris ‘Choppy’ Close who is a football legend.

My brother Seth and I interviewed Choppy and asked him questions about his long football career. We asked him about his captaincies and his nine state of origin appearances. He played for Manly and also the Gold Coast.

Choppy said his favourite coach is Wayne Bennett and his favourite player is Nate Myles. He played for 14 years and then helped with the Queensland State of Origin teams as their team manager. Seth and I were lucky to go behind the stadium to the dressing rooms where we spoke to him. It was very exciting when we walked out on the field to have our photo taken with Choppy.

After the interview Seth, Dad and I then watched the game from the seats in the stadium where the Titans won 28 to 22, it was very exciting as the Titans were loosing 8 to 22 at half time. We also had hamburgers for half time dinner with water to wash it down. We really had a great time and we love the Titans.

– Beau Carter

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