Stirling-based work colleages root for their football teams in finals

Hoping to keep the flag flying: Admin assistant Nancy McGregor with her boss Brian Whiteaker.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d443457
Hoping to keep the flag flying: Admin assistant Nancy McGregor with her boss Brian Whiteaker. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d443457

BETHANIE colleagues Brian Whiteaker and Nancy McGregor will put friendship aside for their football teams over the coming weeks.

Based in the City of Stirling, Mrs McGregor is a die-hard Fremantle Dockers supporter and administration assistant to her boss, Mr Whiteaker, who bleeds the blue and gold.

The duo said they were excited but nervous for the upcoming preliminary finals and were hoping their teams would make it to the holy grail of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mr Whiteaker said he had followed the West Coast Eagles since 1987 and loved their never-give-up attitude.

“They are really the surprise packet this year. Simmo has done an amazing job,” he said.

“I think their chance to make it to the grand final is as good as any.”

Mrs McGregor has followed the Dockers since 1994, loving their underdog tag.

“I love their attitude and the way they play,” she said.

“If we don’t make it to the grand final or win one I will be shattered.

“We’ve had a good season, although people believe we don’t have the form to make it all the way.

“But it is week by week and who knows what tomorrow brings.

“I wish them nothing but the best. I’d love for us to win a premiership after 21 years, so let’s hope 2015 is our year.”