• Vale Greg Pierce

    gregpierceIt 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.



  • Draw Sat 25th and Sun 26th June

    Below is the Draw for this weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June

    Duty Teams for this weekend

    • Saturday Duty
    • Under 6 Yellow – Packup of Mini Field at completion of game
    • 8.45am – 11.00am – 13 Div 1 – 2
    • 11.00am – 1.15pm – 15 Div 1
    • 1.15pm – 3.30pm – 16 Div 2

    Cronulla Caringbah have forfeited the 2nd Grade game

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  • 2016 Gorillas Golf Day

     

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    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)


  • Team Raffle Duty Roster

    Friday Night Raffles at Gymea Hotel

    This is a very big part of our fundraising to enable the kids to have great time each year at the Gorillas,In the off season the Committee run these raffles every Friday Evening however during the season we ask our teams to get involved and support their kids and club.Below is the Roster for this season its a great opportunity for a team parent get together and and the same time its helping the kids.If you find your team is not on the roster then why not arrange a night out with your team and go and support the raffle on a friday night.

    FRIDAY NIGHT TEAM RAFFLE ROSTER pdficon_large



  • Coaches,Managers,Trainers,Volunteers

    Just a reminder that it is now compulsory that all Coaches,Managers,Trainers,Volunteers and anyone involved with children that you must be registered with the Children’s Guardian

    We ask that all those involved with the kids this year to please click on the image below and proceed to complete your application online.

    Those that already have a working with Children Number please contact either Darren Stephens or Sarah Cattlet and pass on your WWC number to them ASAP this needs to be completed prior to the end of March 2016

     

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  • Orientation Day Monday 22nd Feb

    Orientation Day at the Gorillas

    Is for Under 6 up to and including Under 14s, Here you will meet you age group coach who will advise you of training days, Trial Games, Gear, the competition etc.

    Orientation Day will be held on Monday 22nd February at Corea Rd Oval starting at 5.00pm and going for approx 1 hour.