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Wolves captain tells of being a mummy's boy ahead of Mother's Day
12:00pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
AHEAD of Mother’s Day, we spoke to Wolves captain Adrian Morley about his mum.
How will you be spoiling your mum this Mother's Day?
My mum's birthday is actually on March 10 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 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.
How important was the support of your community when you first started out in the RFL?
The great thing about the rugby league 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 the RFL is more family friendly than other competitive sports?l
Without a doubt! You don't get the violence you do with the football, don't get me wrong RFL 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.
Adrian Morley is helping Foxy Bingo crown the 'Warrington Wolves Mum of the Year'. The winner will get hospitality tickets to a game of their choice where they'll receive their award. To nominate your mum or a mum you know go to foxybingo.com/RFLmum