Brett Kimmorley’s Daughters Following In Dad's Footsteps
Retired NRL great Brett Kimmorley, who tragically became a single father to his four daughters Mia, Maddi, Ava and Ivy after the loss of wife Sharnie to brain cancer earlier this year is now cheering on two of his girls playing the sport that made his name.
Kimmorley’s teenage daughters Mia and Maddi are now playing rugby league for the Woolooware High team in the inaugural female State Finals Day happening at Macquarie University today.
Brett with (l-r) Maddie, Mia, Ava and Ivy in 2010
Jillaroo player Woolooware High coach Allana Ferguson makes sure the girls send Brett a text message whenever they play a game without him watching.
Ferguson, a schoolteacher and Jillaroo star said:
“They had never played contact before and he was a little worried about them getting hurt at the start and I said they love it, they will be fine,’’
“So now they send him a message after every game.’’
Brett and Sharnie Kimmorley in 2009
Brett revealed that:
“I put the dad hat on and get a little worried but it’s no different to any other sport,’’
“I took a modern approach which is I am happy for them to play any sport, as long as they are playing sport."
“We were mucking round the other day and they said ‘hey dad, let’s show you how to tackle’ and I saw they had the right skills, they were being taught the right way.’’
Kimmorley will be cheering on his girls when they take the field in the 32-team schoolgirl carnival, involving 500 students.