New Age Wrestling to give proceeds to grieving family

ONE of Timothy O’Brien’s greatest loves has reached out to help the murdered schoolboy’s family.

New Age Wrestling will donate proceeds from tonight’s Ballarat show to Timothy’s grieving mother, stepfather and sister.

Timothy, 14, died on January 5 after an alleged altercation at a house in Scarsdale. Two Ballarat men have since been charged with his murder.

New Age Wrestling manager Joe Spiteri said he had lost a son at just six months old and wanted to help the family out.

“I know how hard it is as a parent to lose a loved one,” Mr Spiteri said.

Timothy, who had autism, attended a New Age Wrestling show in Ballarat last June and met his favourite wrestler Sketch, who is also autistic and hearing impaired.

“He was a mad wrestling fan. I met him on the night and he just loved the show.

“His mother asked for a few of the wrestlers to have their photos taken with him.”

Today, $1 from all tickets sold will be donated to Timothy’s family, along with all the proceeds from a raffle, with goods donated by Ballarat businesses.

A minute’s silence will also be held.

The show will take place at Ken Kay Stadium from 7pm, with Timothy’s family also attending as guests of New Age Wrestling.