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A chip off the old block - Brian Bevan's relative to lead out Wolves
12:20pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
Youngster Caden Beckett, who celebrated his seventh birthday this week, visited the ground ahead of leading the team out as mascot at the game against Widnes tonight, Thursday.
Known as the ‘Wing Wizard’, Brian Bevan will forever be a part of Warrington Wolves’ history as the world’s greatest try scorer.
Proud mum Jeanette, who lives in Ripon, Yorkshire, said Caden had been so excited about their trip to the ground and tells everyone his favourite player is his great granddad.
The 34-year-old added: “We have got lots of pictures and memorabilia at home and he knows all about his great granddad being famous and in the hall of fame.
“We saw his statue for the first time since the move from Wilderspool which was brilliant and Caden really wanted a picture in front of it.
“He’s a fast runner like his great granddad and enjoys tackling me!”
The Australian legend died when Army medic Jeanette was aged nine but she has plenty of happy memories of her granddad.
She added: “I remember going to visit him in Blackpool and I would ask him after he had been to the bingo ‘Did you win anything pop?’ and he would say ‘Not a sausage’.
“I have lots of good memories from family holidays in Weymouth and his dog Snoopy.
“He talked about his career a lot and I would really like to go out to Australia one day to see his great nephew who still plays there.
“He was a real family man and a really lovely granddad.”
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