Gibson, Western Australia

The Gibson ground is one those pleasant footy surprises you receive for going just a little bit out of your way. The town is 22km north of Esperance. The footy ground is well hidden but well worth finding. It’s nicely tree-lined, the surface is good and a glance through the clubroom windows reveals that one-time West Coast captain Murray Rance and premiership player Quinten Lynch started out at Gibson. Another Gibson great was Don Langsford a key part of the Swan Districts premiership teams of 1982, 1983 and 1984.

The Gibson Football Club was formed in 1956 and won the South East Football League premiership in its first season. In 1986 the Tigers scored 60.45 (405) in a game against Munglinup 2.3 (15) in the SEFL. Gibson now competes in the Esperance District Football Association.

 

We were there in the summer of 2009 and recently unearthed more of the photos we took. The scoreboard doesn’t stand out on a non-match day – it looks a bit like a kiosk. No doubt it comes to life on Saturdays.

 

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