Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Tate off to the MCG

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Tate off to the MCG

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Byline: Cathryn McLauchlan news@northernstar.com.au

BALLINA boy Tate Baldwin, 9, has won a competition that will see him fly to Melbourne to walk out with the stars at the MCG tonight when Real Madrid take on AC Roma.

As a Real Madrid fan and a soccer player himself, Tate said he can't wait to be there.

"I'm really excited and happy," he said.

"I love football a lot."

Tate plays for the East Ballina Tintenbar Under 9s Marlins.

His mother Kylie Baldwin said football is his son's life.

"He really wanted to go down and watch the game but it was going to cost a fortune," she said.

"He was pretty bummed out that we couldn't take him down."

The competition, aimed at six to nine year olds, involved taking a photo that showed their love of football and posting it on social media using the hashtag #walkwithTODAY. …

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