1951 premiership blazer back home
A 63-YEAR-OLD blazer has returned to where it all began.
Peter Kastrissios was captain of the Mundubbera Football Team, which won the 1951 Central Burnett Rugby League Premiership.
“How proud they all were when they were presented with their premiership blazers,” Mr Kastrissios’s widow, Carmen Kastrissios, said.
“My husband died in 2007 from the effects of emphysema. He was 79 and I knew he wanted the members of the Mundubbera Rugby League Football Club to have his blazer from that 1951 team.”
On July 22, 2014, the blazer was returned to Mundubbera by Mr Kastrissios’s son, James, and it was presented to Gavin Ford from MRLFC, who will now have it framed and put on display at the football grounds.
The Kastrissios family ran the Garland Cafe in the main street of Mundubbera for many years with their six children, Theo, Charlie, Taso, Mary, Peter and Frank.
“I was a teacher at Derri Derri just outside of Mundubbera when I met Peter in 1951,” Mrs Kastrissios said.
“Peter asked his friend, Jim Trott, to introduce him to me when we were at the Mundubbera show dance.”
They soon married and moved to Brisbane at the end of 1952 and had three children.
Mr Kastrissios became a projectionist in the family’s theatres and later the manager of their drive-in theatres until he retired.
GIFT: Gavin Ford receives a 1951 premiership blazer from James Kastrissios.