A mem­o­rable mile­stone

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

ST Clair Comets A-grade sec­ond rower Luke Gibson cel­e­brated a ca­reer mile­stone in his A-grade match against the Minch­in­bury Jets on Sun­day.

The 24-year-old took the field for the 300th time since he started with the club in 1995 when he was just four years old.

In or­der to of­fi­cially cel­e­brate the mile­stones, the player must play on their home ground.

When the Jets heard about Gibson’s achieve­ment, they agreed to move the match from their home­ground to the Comets’ at Pep­pertree Re­serve.

The day was made ex­tra spe­cial with a 68-20 win on home turf in round seven.

“The week­end is pretty mem­o­rable,” Gibson said.

“The club re­ally tried to make me feel spe­cial.”

While their A-grade team has yet to win a grand fi­nal, this sea­son is turn­ing out to be quite promis­ing – the team sits at the top of the lad­der. “We’re hop­ing to try to be the mi­nor premiers and then go on to win the premier­ship,” Gibson said.

“We’re hav­ing a good run at the mo­ment; we’re un­de­feated so far.”

Gibson said he loved the game and the friend­ships he had de­vel­oped over the past 20 years. “I love play­ing footy and I’ve got a lot of my mates who play with me,” he said. “All my close mates, es­pe­cially when you get to se­niors, you can go out on week­ends to­gether and it’s al­ways good fun.”

His in­spi­ra­tion as a player has al­ways been An­thony Wat­mough, but as the Tel­stra Premier­ship pro­gres­sives, Gibson said he would be root­ing for Manly.

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