Dad and son ready for grand final debuts in different codes

Brayden Begg reckons there’s been more than the usual amount of fatherly advice – plus a hefty dose of daggy dad jokes – in his house this week, but there’s a good reason for it.

Both Brayden and his dad Ian are trying to quell last-minute nerves as they are heading into debut grand finals at the weekend.

Mr Begg will be refereeing soccer grand finals for first time, with games on Friday night and on Sunday.

Brayden is playing for the North Wagga Saints under 17s in their AFL game against Temora on Saturday.

Mr Begg admits he and Brayden have had a few good-natured debates as to which is the superior code of football, but mostly, they’ve been more interested in supporting each other.

The Begg clan is planning a big turn-out for Brayden.

“This weekend is pretty special in our house,” he said.

Brayden, a student at The Riverina Anglican College, where his dad works, joked the fatherly advice has been “coming in hard and fast”.

“Everyone has been really supportive,” Brayden said.