Well done to our Premiers for 2016 in the Junior Competitions
GORILLAS 200 gamers and OLD BOYS DAY SUNDAY 31st July 2015
HADDY SAYS, “MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT AND BRING A FEW GORILLA FRIENDS”
Calling all 200 gamers, ‘Green Teamers’, ex and current players and officials to attend the Annual Old Boys Day at Corea Road. 1st placed Gorilla First Grade play 2nd placed De La Salle.
Gymea JRLFC Fireworks night will be held this Saturday Night 16th July
Jumping Castles operating from 5.00pm,Face Painting and Clowns from 6.00pm,Fireworks at 8.15pm
Free soft drinks for the kids,Free sausage sizzle and Beef rolls for the families from 6.30
Bar will be open and clubhouse will remain open after the fireworks
This as always is a great night so please get your teams together and help support the boys for there end of year trip
Tables of 10 or 12 and tickets are $15 per head More details about the night HERE
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A BEAUTIFUL SHIRE GIRL, SIENNA BERGMAN & HER FAMILY
SATURDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2016KAREELA GOLF CLUB, BATES DRIVE KAREELA6:30PM – 11.30PMDOORS
Vale Greg Pierce
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Gymea Gorilla legend Greg ‘Skipper’ Pierce. Greg was graded by the Sharks from Gymea in 1969 and went onto play over 210 1st grade games before retiring in 1980. He was a long term captain of the team between 1975 and 1980 and went on to coach the 1st grade side in 1981 and 1982. He played in the infamous 1973 Grand Final against Manly and earned a berth in the Australian Kangaroo team that toured England and France that same year. He regularly represented Sydney, NSW and Australia with distinction and Captained the Australian side against New Zealand in Australia in 1978 and in doing so became the 1st Cronulla player to Captain Australia. He was later appointed as the Vice-Captain of the 1978 Kangaroos team. He is the only Cronulla Captain to hoist silverware when the Sharks won the ‘Amco Cup’ in 1979. Greg was the first Gymea Junior to captain Cronulla and then go on to represent his country. His portrait, commissioned after being selected to represent Australia, has hung in the Gorilla Club House since its opening in 1974.
He was selected as an ‘Immortal’ at the Sharks in 2005. In 2012 he was selected Captain and lock of the Gymea “Green Team”, the best Gymea team of the last 50 years.
Despite achieving the highest honours in the professional arena he still found the time and energy to coach numerous Gymea teams and lend his advice to emerging coaches. He was a regular at re-unions and life member days being an entertaining guest speaker. Greg was one out of the box for a Rugby League player emerging from the 60’s. He was bright, articulated and university educated. He was a gifted public speaker and was identified early on in his career as a leader of men. Despite having the highest regard for a healthy lifestyle, he suffered ill health of recent times that curtailed his activities.
A man that has left an indelible foot print at both ‘Corea Road’ and ‘Endeavour Field’. May he now rest in peace.
KAREELA GOLF COURSE THEN BACK TO GORILLA CENTRAL FOR LUNCH AND PRESENTATION
- 18 Holes of Golf – Ambrose Teams of 4 Event
- BBQ Breakfast from 7.30am
- Free Beer & Soft Drink from ‘Beer Cart’
- Longest Drive – Closest to the Pin
- Carvery Lunch, Beer, Wine, Soft Drink
- Prizes and Presentation
- Teeing off strictly at 8.30am (Shot gun start)
- Tony Ash – 0403 066923 Peter Hadfield – 0401 499 714
- Hole Sponsors $500 (4 Free Tickets, hole signage, and advertising space on score card)