Moz and his Mum
With Mothers Day coming up tomorrow Wolves' captain Adrian Morley, in association with Super League partner Foxy Bingo, tells us what makes his mum so special and all about her wonderful cooking!
How will you be spoiling your mum this Mother's Day?
My mum's birthday is actually on the 10th March so I'll definitely be spoiling her! Doesn't seem fair that she only gets one present so II'll splash out and get her two presents and take her and the family out for lunch.
Tell us about your mum, why's she the best?
She's been so supportive over the years and most importantly she's a brilliant cook - I've been all over the world but you can't beat your mum's home cooking. Mum's corn beef hash is better than any slap up meal I've ever had!
Has your relationship with your mum changed since you've had kids yourself?
Absolutely! When you have your own kids you appreciate your own parents so much more, there's definitely an understanding I have of what my mum's done for me now that I never had before I had my own children. You also realise all the times you gave them a hard time - I know how it feels now.
What makes a good mum?
Unconditional love and support. No matter what happens or what you do you always need your mum to put her arm round you and say, "you did your best".
How supportive has your mum been of you career?
To be honest my mum was always a football fan and growing up in Salford we were a reds family through and through, it was my dad that got me into the Rugby League but once I got into it my mum was an unbelievable support coming to every match when she didn't really understand the rules. Safe to say she loves it now and she even goes along to matches when I'm not playing.
Are you a mummy's boy?
Definitely, I'm the youngest of three and I was always golden boy in my mum's eyes. I got away with a lot when I was younger and I was spoilt but everyone needs to be spoilt by their mum once in a while.
What are you most excited about career wise in 2013?
The World Cup is on our doorstep so it's such an exciting time for Rugby League.
Any advice for any RL fans looking to break into the sport?
I never thought I'd play professionally I just love the sport and loved going down to the club and playing with my mates but then I realise I was pretty good and I started training really hard and really focussing my attention on it. The most important thing though is to enjoy it, begin able to play with a team is like playing with 15/20 of your best mates and you should always have fun with it.
How important was the support of your community when you first started out in RL?
The great thing about RL is that the players are so accessible, unlike football or other competitive sports in the UK, I still remember The Willows being 400 yards from my house and being able to go and chat to the players - they always have time for you and this makes the fans engage with the clubs so much more creating a really tight knight community.
Do you think RL is more family friendly than other competitive sports?
Without a doubt! You don't get the violence you do with the football, don't get me wrong RL isn't picture perfect you do get the odd swear word at a match but you certainly don't get the type of chants you get at football grounds. I wouldn't take my three and six year old to a premiership football match but I'd be more than happy for my wife to bring the kids down to any of my matches.
Right: Adrian showing why he loves his mum ahead of Mother's Day tomorrow, tying in with Foxy Bingo's search to crown a Warrington Wolves Mum of the Year. https://www.foxybingo.com/RFLmum/php
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09, Mar, 2013