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 his daughter as she cites bizarre circumstances for why she should be let off a parking fine

  • Demi Fittler, 18, has appeared in court to contest Waverley Council parking fine
  • Told court she was unaware she had illegally parked in disabled spot in Bronte
  • Argued that recent rain and localised flooding had washed away road markings
  • Uni student supported in court by her famous sporting dad, NRL icon Brad Fittler 

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

Demi Centaine Fittler, 18, appeared at Waverley Local Court on Tuesday to contest the fine issued by the local council after her black Kia SUV four-wheel drive was discovered illegally parked in a disabled spot in February.

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

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

Demi Fittler (left) was supported by her famous sporting dad when she appeared in court this week. She's pictured at a movie premiere with her dad Brad and brother Zach (right)

Demi Fittler (left) was supported by her famous sporting dad when she appeared in court this week. She’s pictured at a movie premiere with her dad Brad and brother Zach (right)

Road markings had been washed away by recent torrential rain which resulted in localised flooding.

‘It was the heaviest rainfall in February in many years,’ Ms Fittler told the court.

Disabled parking lines on the road in the beachside suburb were repainted shortly after the fine was issued.

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

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

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

Magistrate Ross Hudson dismissed the matter and parking fine.

But he did issue a stern warning to Ms Fittler that it was up to motorists to do their due diligence to ensure they’re parking in an appropriate spot.

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

Demi, 18 is one of two children that the Penrith Panthers and Sydney Roosters legend shares with long-time partner Marie Liarris.

The university student argued road markings on Bronte Cutting (pictured) had been washed away by recent rain and therefore was unaware she had illegally parked in a disabled spot

The university student argued road markings on Bronte Cutting (pictured) had been washed away by recent rain and therefore was unaware she had illegally parked in a disabled spot

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