A memorable milestone
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.