Sponsors & Life Members enjoyed a nice sunny day at Gosnells oval with light refreshments and food.
At half time of league game, our Junior Lads from Gosnells Junior Football Club enjoyed a game on the oval, with all spectators cheering them on.
Not very good day for Gosnells on the field though with 3 of our 4 teams going down to Thornlie. Only highlight for the day was our Thirds boys were convincing winners over the top side Noranda.
Gosnells Football & Sports Club stalwart George Leathley received the prestigious award at Clubs WA annual awards ceremony held at Crown Perth last Saturday.
George was recognised for over 50 years of service to the Gosnells Football Club and selected from nominations received from 47 clubs across the state.
George started his service as a player but quickly realised he would best serve the club as an administrator as he spent most of his games on the bench for the reserves team and saw very little game time. In those days he regarded himself as a “picket kicker” a person who spends his time on the boundary looking over the picket fence.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Gosnells Football and Sports Club the President and Committee showed the members a cheque for $6200 made out to the Cancer Council WA.
President Michael McCaughan informed the well attended meeting that the players led by stalwart Nathan Hansen raised the money through their own efforts with several raffles, the sale of the July 26 special event jumpers donated by Gorey Electrical and a memorabilia auction night strongly supported by club sponsors.
The players have embraced the guidance of their committee in looking to support worthy causes within the community and it is evident that the club is in a strong position both on and off the field because of the club’s team approach to include the community. Sponsors have shown that they have been impressed by the club’s continued extra efforts and delighted by the ethos within the club.
To further indicate just how community minded the club is, the club and players forwarded a cheque for $500 to the appeal to assist seriously injured Canning Vale footballer Damien Waight.
It appears that playing football at Gosnells is about building character as well.