Ray Hadley and the producers of his morning radio show on 2GB reached out on Friday with a special request for the Sharks while the NRL squad was in PNG.
Hadley’s team explained that Australian heart surgeon Dr Ian Nicholson was performing life-saving heart surgeries on sick children at Port Moresby General Hospital and upon hearing there were two NRL teams in town for a trial match in Papua New Guinea, the Doctor contacted the program producers enquiring about the possibility of a visit by either players, coaches, or officials.
Upon fielding the request, despite the fact Morris and his team had taken part in a coaching clinic, conducted a training session and visited the Bomana War Cemetery, all on the day before a game, the Sharks coach quickly assembled a group to make the trip across town to see Dr Nicholson and the kids at the hospital.
What followed was an eye-opener experience, with Morris, Sharks Chairman Dino Mezzatesta, Board member David Blackett, George Nour from Sharks Have Heart and NRL squad members Josh Dugan, Billy Magoulias and Ronaldo Mulitalo putting smiles on the faces of the children and their families in what was a heart-warming experience.
“We dropped everything we were doing,” Morris explained in an interview with Hadley earlier today. “The experience of just walking in there… mate, it was actually life-changing.”
In speaking to Hadley this morning, Morris applauded the work of Dr Nicholson and detailed their hospital visit, talked a little bit of football, while praising the efforts of Dugan on the PNG trip, who while not being able to play in the trial, embraced the locals in the community work the Sharks conducted over their four-days in town.
For the full interview with John Morris talking to Ray Hadley, go to the below link