Hero bus driver to meet his beloved Wests Tigers

Sydney bus driver Michael Simon will be a special guest of the Wests Tigers at Concord Oval, Loftus Street, Concord, on Tuesday, March 6.

Michael has been nominated for a bravery award after making a citizen arrest on a thief in Newtown last month.

The 41-year-old was driving a bus when he saw a man running from a bookshop. He asked his passengers to wait for a moment before chasing the man 80 metres down King Street where he caught him and made a citizen arrest until police arrived.

He returned to a standing ovation from the passengers.

In recognition of his efforts, Wests Tigers will take Michael on a behind the scenes training tour from 1.30pm.

At 2pm, he will have the chance to meet some of the Wests Tigers players before watching the team train on the field at 2.30pm.