21 April 2023

Farmer Wants a Cap: Coota's new reality star causes headwear mystery

| Jarryd Rowley
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Cootamundra farmer Brad Jones has sent locals into meltdown after wearing several ‘Cootamundra NSW’ caps on reality TV show Farmer Wants a Wife. Picture: Channel 7.

Cootamundra residents now have their very own reality TV star! Local legend Brad Jones has been chosen as one of five farmers looking for love in the latest series of Farmer Wants a Wife Australia.

While we’re only a handful of episodes into the new season, Brad’s search for love isn’t the biggest question for everyone back home in Cootamundra. Instead many Riverina locals, stretching as far as Griffith, are curious about what Brad has been wearing, most notably his now iconic range of ‘Cootamundra NSW’ caps.

Since the 13th season’s premiere on 10 April, Brad has been seen sporting numerous variations of the cap, with fans of the show and Cootamundra residents starting an investigation to find the store that sells them.

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Many believed the cap may have been merchandise sold by Brad’s beloved rugby club the Cootamundra Tri-colours, of which he is an assistant coach and the vice president, but several club members pointed out, they were no match.

However, after many people asked about the caps’ whereabouts, across several community pages on social media, the mystery seems to have been solved: Kevin Deep Clothing, Cootamundra.

According to a spokesperson from Kevin Deep Clothing, since the debut of the most recent season of the show, sales for the cap have risen dramatically, to the point where stock has sold out.

“We’ve had so many messages on Facebook asking whether or not we stock the hats that Brad has been wearing,” the spokesperson said.

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“Since the start of the week, more and more people from all around have asked about them: ‘Do you have the caps that Brad wore’, and ‘When will you have more stock?’ It’s been crazy.

“The community have really gotten behind Brad and they’re loving the show. Brad is a really great guy who is easily recognisable by everyone from Cootamundra, so it’s no shock that people want to get the hats that Brad has been wearing.”

With only seven episodes left at the time of writing, viewers, including myself, are hoping Brad continues to wear variations of his now famous Cootamundra NSW caps.

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