Injured teen gets some star power

JONATHAN MCKEOWN
Last updated 13:00 29/11/2012
Hamish Worsley and Jeremy Brockie
MARTIN DE RUYTER/Fairfax NZ
BEST WISHES: Jeremy Brockie, right, presents Richmond football player Hamish Worsley with a Phoenix jersey.

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Hamish Worsley and Jeremy Brockie have a lot in common.

Both started their football careers at Richmond Athletic and both have moved from the midfield into striker.

Worsley, 17, was playing in the forward position at the Coastal Spirit under-19 football tournament in Christchurch at Labour Weekend when he suffered a head injury and subsequently retrograde amnesia.

Brockie said he had had his fair share of injuries, but when he learned of Worsley's injury, he was keen to show his support as another player and the Richmond Athletic football ambassador.

Brockie is home for a couple of days to attend the Nelson Sports Awards, and soon after arriving he met Worsley to give the Nelson age grade rep a Wellington Phoenix jersey signed by the whole team, wishing him a speedy recovery.

Brockie also hoped Worley's passion for football continued, and welcomed him to come along to any of the Phoenix games.

"I wish Hamish all the best in his recovery," said Brockie.

"Hopefully we can get Hamish up to Wellington for a game.

"I'd be keen to shout a few tickets and get Hamish and his family along to a game."

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