Wests Tigers’ nine-year-old super fan that travels to EVERY game makes a heart-warming picture book to give to injured star Jackson Hastings
- Lachlan McShane is the most loyal and diehard Wests Tigers fan in Australia
- The nine-year-old travels to all games to support his beloved team with his mum
- He has struck up a friendship with Jackson Hastings who was recently injured
- Lachlan sent his idol a picture book and a lovely message wishing him well
Injured Wests Tigers NRL star Jackson Hastings has been given a heart-warming get well soon present by his No.1 fan, nine-year-old Lachlan McShane.
He might be young, but there is little doubt that Lachlan is one of the most diehard Tigers supporters in the competition.
Lachlan gets to meet Hastings on the sidelines of a Tigers game after his recent injury
At the beginning of the season, with the support of his mother Courtney, Lachlan pledged to go to every Wests game this season.
While it has not been a season to remember, Lachlan has stood by his word and travelled to all away games – including the infamous and controversial recent loss to the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.
Lachlan was also in the stands waving his trademark ‘Just Doueihi It’ banner when Hastings was folded backwards in a Patrick Carrigan hip drop tackle and suffered a broken leg as a result.
Hastings relaxes at home and reads the note in the book that fan Lachlan made for him
To show his support, Lachlan and his mother put together a picture book of all the times they met Hastings this season bound in a book with a touching message.
‘To Jacko, good luck with your recovery and rehab,’ Lachlan wrote.
‘I will be thinking of you I will miss watching you and cheering for you.
‘I can’t wait to see you back on the field. Thank you for always being so nice to me. Love from Lachlan.’
You will always find Lachlan in the corner of the stands with his supportive banner at Wests Tigers NRL away games
Hastings posted an image to social media showing himself relaxing at home and reading the note from Lachlan.
‘Sitting at home icing my leg and in comes a present off my man Lachlan,’ he posted.
‘Not only a nice message but all the pictures we’ve taken together this season. Absolute little champion put a huge smile on my face. What a true, loyal supporter.’
Earlier this year, Lachlan said he wanted to go to every Wests game so he could get a true feel for the game.
‘Watching the games at the ground is just so much better than on the TV. You can see the game so much clearer,’ he told NRL.com.
‘I feel a part of it at the game, I always get to meet the players at the end.’
Lachlan and his mother Courtney have become very used to airports this season as they follow the Tigers to every away match
It is a huge undertaking for a parent, but his mother Courtney said it was worth it.
‘It’s an adventure. And a win is sometimes the cherry on top but just seeing the smile on his face just by being at the game and seeing how much he loves being a part of it is well worth it,’
‘At the end of the game, regardless of the result Lachlan will wait at the fence or tunnel and cheer all the tigers boys off the field.
‘He won’t leave the stadium until they’ve all gone into the dressing rooms.’