Big trip for Rabbitohs family

Big trip for Rabbitohs family

Dedication, commitment and effort, are all words that are synonymous with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

These three words can be demonstrated in a number of different ways, whether that be on the footy field or off it.

On the eve of the club's crunch semi-final match against the St George Illawarra Dragons, one diehard red and green family is going all the way to support their beloved Rabbitohs, and when I mean all the way, I'm talking a long way.

The Brown family resides in Brisbane Queensland but live and breathe South Sydney.

Ahead of Saturday's game, the Brown family will embark on a ten-hour journey to ANZ Stadium, where they will be doing everything possible to get the boys across the line.

Lisa Brown, who has supported the Rabbitohs since the tender age of eight years old, says the choice to take on the monster drive was a spur of the moment decision.

"It has always been on our minds," said Lisa.

"We knew it was going to be a big trip but after the result the other night my son said he would love to be there, so my husband and I tossed and turned. We tried to explain that it was a real logistical nightmare."

"But then my husband said the next day 'get the tickets, let's do it'!"

Red and green pulsates through the veins of the Brown family, with all members being proud Rabbitohs supporters.

"My mum has followed Souths since she was eight years old, she's now 68," said Lisa.

"We used to go to Redfern every week or every second week, and on the off week we'd go on the supporters bus wherever we had to go,"

"When my kids were born they've always had a Souths jersey. My first son wore one and it's been worn by all my children since, and then when I met my husband he didn't follow football at all but he just got on board and now everyone bleeds red and green in our family."

It's a monumental drive for Lisa and her family but one they're extremely looking forward to.

Their epic effort should hopefully inspire others to head out to the game and help cheer home the Rabbitohs.

"Definitely that's what we're hoping for," beamed Lisa.

"We just want to get out there and support these boys."

Elisa and her family's South Sydney spirit is one of the highest I've seen, and their commitment to helping the team be on the winning side of the scoreboard shows they are devoted to earning their stripes.