Bridges and Mitchell reach out to Medowie students

Michael Bridges and Josh Mitchell were special guests at Medowie Christian School’s Grandparents Day last Friday.

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets players Michael Bridges and Josh Mitchell attended Medowie Christian School-s Grandparents Day last Friday as special guests of Jets Members Cooper and Jett Floyer-Kell, whose last remaining grandparent had recently passed away.

Bridges and Mitchell were given a tour of the school by Cooper and Jett, who also introduced the very popular Jets players to their classmates, where they signed autographs and posed for photos.

Cooper and Jett-s mother Tahnya said Bridges and Mitchell-s visit meant a lot to her sons.

“Every year the boys- grandma has attended, but sadly last year she passed away. This was the first year without her, which has hit us all hard,” Tahnya explained.

“(Michael and Josh) were both absolutely wonderful - not only to our two boys but everybody.

“They got involved with the children doing maths games and making craft, answering questions and having photos.

“They were polite, friendly and went above and beyond what we expected.

“Even the grandparents were pleased to see them as some were also Jets members.”

Cooper and Jett-s father Rod echoed Tahnya-s thoughts, thanking Bridges and Mitchell for their attendance.

“As Jets Members we think it was the most wonderful thing in the world,” he said.

“For the Club to send two players to the Grandparents and Friends day a fair way away from town, we just think its fantastic and indicative of what the Club is about.”

Mitchell said he and Bridges enjoyed their time at the school and the opportunity to meet Cooper, Jett and their classmates.

“As soon as we walked in we saw the smiles on Cooper and Jett-s faces and straight away that makes it worthwhile,” Mitchell said.

“It was great to be able to head up to Medowie and visit the school. The kids, the staff and all the grandparents were all very friendly and Bridgey and I enjoyed our visit.”