Mum and dad? "They're mad, they love it".
That's why they travel five hours every week to watch their son play football.
But what about Darby Medlyn's Canberra Raiders under 20s teammates? Mum and dad might be "mad", but these blokes, "they're bloody mad, they loveit".
That's why they are piling onto a 25-seater bus to go watch Medlyn represent the NSW Blues in the under 20s State of Origin clash against Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.
It speaks volumes about Medlyn's popularity within the Green Machine's Jersey Flegg Cup side. As soon as they found out he was in, the team manager booked a bus and the boys started grabbing tickets.
"It'll be awesome having them up there, they're a good bunch of fellas and it'll be good to see them there cheering us on," Medlyn said.
"It's pretty special actually. I was really thankful when they said they were coming up. They're a really good bunch of boys. I'm excited to put on the jersey and represent them.
"It's a really good culture down in Canberra, there's no bad blood at all in the group, and it's just a good group to be a part of.
"That's a reason why we've been successful, we're having a good season this year because everyone is so tight.
"We've been performing pretty well, so it's all going really well, I'm really enjoying it. It's a bonus to get into the Blues side so I'm really happy."
There is a good chance he will hear almost every word they yell inside an 83,500-seat stadium that, come the opening whistle of the under 20s fixture, will still be relatively quiet.
A pack of rabid Raiders teammates won't be the only ones cheering Medlyn's every move.
"[Mum and dad] usually travel about five hours every week to come and watch me play so they'll be there for sure," Medlyn said.
"Most of my family live in Parkes and they'll all be coming up to watch. It'll be pretty special."
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Medlyn does not seem the type to be lost for words too often.
That's why playing on one of the biggest nights on the rugby league calendar is anything but daunting for the Parkes Spacemen junior.
Instead, he is relishing the chance to don a sky blue jersey and rip into the Queenslanders standing in his way.
"You watch that arena growing up your whole life, and it's a pretty surreal feeling knowing you're going to be playing before the biggest game of the year, so it's pretty awesome," Medlyn said.
"In the second half hopefully there should be plenty there [in the crowd], so it should be good.
"I'd say I'll be pretty pumped up,. Mark O'Meley is the coach so I'd say he will get us going pretty well. It'll be a really surreal moment but I just can't wait."
Medlyn isn't quite sure what to expect when he meets O'Meley for the first time - or his new teammates for that matter, some of whom have tasted NRL football.
So from the moment he sets foot into NSW camp, he will have a few simple words of advice from Canberra's Jersey Flegg Cup coach Ash Barnes ringing in his ears.
"Barnesy said just be confident and do what I do, because I've been picked for a reason," Medlyn said.
"He said 'just rip in and don't hold back'."