Award for club stalwart
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.