Today marks the first day of the FIFA World Cup!
Spectators around the world will watch on as football greats play for their national teams as the World Cup officially begins today with Russia v Saudi Arabia. Viewers we also be struck by the five-story mural of a boy from Tumby Bay, South Australia.
Harry LeBrun, 10, was recruited as a model by world-renowned Argentinian muralist, Martin Ron. Martin had been commissioned to paint a mural in Moscow for the upcoming World Cup while working on the Eyre Peninsula painting the grain silos earlier this year.
Harry, the son of local progress association member Dion LeBrun, a driving force behind Ron’s silo art, befriended Ron, who taught him about a game of which he previously knew little having always played Australian Football.
Harry’s image now fills the side of an apartment block near Luzhniki Stadium in Russia, the premier cup venue as he poses in the stance of a soccer throw-in
The mural made it on multiple newspapers’ front pages with the ‘kid from Tumby’ mural circulating around the world.
While Harry has not yet been to Russia to see the mural in person, a trip to Moscow is definitely on the cards for the LeBrun family.
To see Martin Ron’s silo art in South Australia please click here.