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NSW Origin Blues coach Brad Fittler supports teen daughter Demi in Waverley Court over parking fine

NRL legend Brad Fittler appears in court in support of daughter as she cites bizarre circumstances why she should be given a parking ticket

  • Demi Fittler, 18, has appeared in court to challenge Waverley Council’s parking fine
  • She told the court she was unaware that she had illegally parked in a disabled spot in Bronte
  • Claimed recent rain and local flooding had washed away road markings
  • Uni student supported in court by her famous athletic father, NRL icon Brad Fittler

NRL legend Brad Fittler has assisted his teenage daughter in a Sydney court over a bizarre dispute over parking fines.

Demi Centaine Fittler, 18, appeared in Waverley court on Tuesday to challenge a fine issued by the council after her black Kia all-wheel drive SUV was illegally parked in a disabled spot in February.

The NSW Blues Origin coach’s oldest child pleaded guilty but told the court she was unaware the space was reserved for disabled drivers.

Ms Fittler argued that at the time there were no road markings or street signs on Bronte Cutting to indicate it was a disabled parking space. Wentworth Courier reported.

Demi Fittler (left) was supported by her famous athletic father as she appeared in court this week.  She is pictured at a movie premiere with her father Brad and brother Zach (right)

Demi Fittler (left) was supported by her famous athletic father as she appeared in court this week. She is pictured at a movie premiere with her father Brad and brother Zach (right)

Road markings had been washed away by the recent heavy rainfall, resulting in local flooding.

“It was the heaviest February rainfall in many years,” Ms. Fittler told the court.

The rows of disabled parking on the road in the beachside suburb were repainted shortly after the fine was issued.

Fittler is currently combining full-time study at the University of Sydney with part-time work as a nanny, the court heard.

Demi Fittler (pictured with her brother and father) challenged a parking fine issued by the Waverley Council earlier this year and won

Demi Fittler (pictured with her brother and father) challenged a parking fine issued by the Waverley Council earlier this year and won

Magistrate Ross Hudson dismissed the case and parking fine.

But he sternly warned Mrs. Fittler that… it was up to motorists to do their due diligence to ensure they park in a suitable place.

“You should know there aren’t always signs,” Magistrate Hudson said.

Demi, 18, is one of two children who shares the legend of Penrith Panthers and Sydney Roosters with longtime partner Marie Liarris.

The university student claimed that road markings at Bronte Cutting (pictured) had been washed away by the recent rain and therefore did not know she had illegally parked in a disabled spot

The university student claimed that road markings at Bronte Cutting (pictured) had been washed away by the recent rain and therefore did not know she had illegally parked in a disabled spot

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