Tigers players call on fans to 'Step Up'

There was plenty of fun and mayhem as Wests Tigers players took to the phones at Concord Oval on Thursday, December 10, as part of the 2010 Step Up Membership campaign.<br><br>More than 30 players joined coach Tim Sheens in the membership<br>department as they made calls to 2009 members to encourage them to 'Step<br>Up' and become a real part of the team next year.<br><br>Sheens took it upon himself to ring the 2009 Foundation members where he<br>spent more than an hour talking to at least 20 people about renewing<br>whilst in between talking about the excitement of the season ahead.<br><br>Knowing the importance of membership, captain Robbie Farah took time out<br>from his annual leave to get on the phones. His first client was a<br>six-year-old boy who couldn't believe he was talking to one of his<br>idols.<br><br>Other players, who in their own words 'nailed a few calls', included<br>Keith Galloway, Jason Cayless, Liam Fulton, Bryce Gibbs, Taniela Tuiaki,<br>Arana Taumata, Tim Moltzen, Jason Schirnack, Tame Tupou, Geoff Daniela,<br>Mitch Brown, Robert Lui, Alan Schirnack, Junior Roqica and Aaron Woods.<br><br>Renowned pranksters Gibbs and Fulton were up to their old tricks again.<br>Taking turns, each introduced themselves as 'Keith Galloway here'.<br>Galloway just laughed before claiming to have made "20,000 phone calls".<br><br>Winger Beau Ryan had an identity crisis when after introducing himself<br>as "Beau Ryan, Wests Tigers winger here" to a fan, the shocked fan<br>replied "who is it". To which Beau replied, "Beau Ryan, the guy from the<br>latest Lowes catalogue'.<br><br>Chris Heighington may have found himself a career outside of rugby<br>league after he borrowed a television camera to film Farah talking.<br>Heighington knew the tricks of the trade as he placed two fingers over<br>his closed right eye.<br><br>All in all, it was a fun afternoon but a very successful membership<br>drive by Wests Tigers.