Swans captain Kieren Jack’s father, Garry Jack, reveals why the family is at loggerheads the week before his son’s 200th AFL game.
The Daily Telegraph reports Kieran gave club-issued tickets and airfares to the game to his girlfriend's parents, which didn’t sit well.
Garry, a former NRL champion, said he desperately wants to go to the game in Geelong, but the tickets have already gone to girlfriend Charlotte Goodlet’s parents.
‘We have been trying to fix this and sort it out for more than 12 months,’ Garry said.
‘We have been aware of the problem but is has fallen on deaf ears. They are your kids and they can do what they want but, as parents, it hurts. It hurts us as a family, it cuts to your heart, it really does.’
Garry explained that he called the Swans saying they would ‘like to go to the game.’
‘The Swans said they would call us on Monday and I was informed by (welfare boss) Dennis Carroll at the Swans that Kieren had given the tickets to Charlotte’s parents. That’s what brought it to a head.’
Offering to pay his own way, Swans officials told them they ‘couldn’t sit in the Swans designated area.’
‘It all became too hard,’ Garry said.