Gibson football club celebrates 60 years.

Current Gibson league captain Leigh West and 1956 league captain Bob Dunn cut the cake at the Gibson football club 60th year celebrations held on the weekend.
Current Gibson league captain Leigh West and 1956 league captain Bob Dunn cut the cake at the Gibson football club 60th year celebrations held on the weekend.

It was a big day and night for the Gibson football club on Saturday, with the league team beating Ports in the afternoon and then the club holding its 60th year celebrations that night.

According to club president Geoff Harris, the celebrations went very well.

“We had more than 300 people turn out for it, which was great to see,” Harris said.

“We had past players come from all over WA and interstate and it was really good to see them mix with present players and supporters. 

“We have 10-12 new players that probably weren’t aware of the history of the club, so it was great for them to hear it all. It was a fantastic crowd that turned up and it was a great night.”

Harris said a highlight of the night was hearing from 1956 captain coach, Bob Dunn who travelled from Victoria with his son to attend the celebration.

“Bob was one of the surveyors based in the area in the 1950s and he was instrumental in helping establish the team at Gibson,” he said.

“He addressed the league team pre-match and then was also in the huddle after the game to help sing the team song. We also had three speakers who spoke on 20-year brackets of history of the club and this went down very well.”

Gibson currently sits on top of the EDFA on 36 points with Esperance not far behind it.