1978 was a very good year!

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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

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