Award for club stal­wart

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Street Watch -

THE pres­i­dent of the Gos­nells Foot­ball Club has come a long way since he started as a water boy.

Club pres­i­dent Michael McCaughan has been in­volved in the club for 20 years and worked his way on to the com­mit­tee.

He has been pres­i­dent for the past five years.

Mr McCaughan was named the City of Gos­nells com­mu­nity cit­i­zen of the year.

And the club was named the com­mu­nity group of the year at the City of Gos­nells’ Aus­tralia Day WA Com­mu­nity Cit­i­zen of the Year Awards.

Mr McCaughan said he orig­i­nally got in­volved be­cause his friends were part of the club and it was “the place to be”.

He said he con­tin­ued to be in­volved be­cause the club made him into the per­son he was and he had formed strong friend­ships there.

Mr McCaughan said he was proud to have raised more than $12,000 for the Cancer Coun­cil over the past two years.

He was also happy get­ting other com­mu­nity groups such as the Gos­nells Com­mu­nity Men's Shed in­volved to help with club mem­o­ra­bilia.

“We have done a good job rais­ing money for the Cancer Coun­cil,” he said.

“We had a pro­ject and need- Gos­nells Foot­ball Club's Bob Uit­ten­broek, Michael McCaughan, Daphne Matthews and Chris Le­siter.

ed to put frames on all mem­o­ra­bilia.

“To save money we bought the prod­ucts and the Men’s Shed put them all to­gether.

“We sit down and bring them into our house and it’s all about help­ing the com­mu­nity.”

The An­gels of WA Sis­ters, the Lau­rel Club and Gos­nells pop-up mar­kets are just some of the or­gan­i­sa­tions that have used the club’s fa­cil­i­ties.

Mr McCaughan said he would al­ways cher­ish the friend­ships he made at the club.

“I just think I have met a lot of peo­ple through be­ing at the club and en­joyed it and give some­thing back to them,” he said.

“I just do what I have to do, that’s all.”

Mr McCaughan said the club liked to help other com­mu­nity groups.

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