1978 was a very good year!
Everyone who attended the aptly named RSL 78s Football Club Reunion was in agreement. “It was a bloody good year but it was a bloody long time ago,” some of the elder statesmen squawked!
Almost all of the original squad returned for a few days of nostalgia.
The bowed legs, swollen joints and aching muscles revealed the toll of the irreversible body clock!
“It was a heap of fun to play with the boys again. Unfortunately, we all thought we were the same as we were in ‘78! Trouble is, some of us are closing in on that age and our ageing bodies have been reminding us for the past fortnight,” AJ Aubusson, one of the first to sign up 40 years ago, smiled.
A moving presentation occurred at the dinner in the RSL on Saturday night when Leanne Gibson re-presented the Memorial trophy named in honour of her brother Craig who died while on a trip with his football mates 37 years ago. Craig was 17.
Greg Turner, Murrae Davis, Wayne Mccarthy, Greg Jeffery, Dave Burgess (started the club in 1978, Foundation Members)
Greg Jeffery, Dean Osborne, Ray Marchant, Tim Lenord, Leanne Gibson, Alan Woodbury, Lawrence Zulli, Tony Mitchell (all previous winners of memorial trophy)
Amine Attlee, Andrew Cowper
Leanne Gibson with the memorial trophy named for her brother Craig