Neil Munro introduced our guest speaker Michael Gibbons. Michael goes to school at the Kildare Catholic School in Wagga Wagga and is currently in year 9. Michael is 15 years old and has dreams of playing AFL football one day. Michael supports Hawthorn and plays for Coolamon.
Michael spoke about his trip of his young life so far when he was selected to represent New South Wales in the under 15 team to travel to Perth to play and train in the carnival there for all teams in Australia.
The whole trip culminated in Michael being selected for the All Australian Under 15 side.
Before the trip Michael detailed his journey which included playing the Leeton Under 17s and winning by 100 points. Michael also went to Albury with the Catholic Schools team and was named player of that carnival. It was here that Michael was selected for NSW.
The journey to Perth included visiting Subiaco Oval to watch West Coast train and also a visit to the Freemantle Jail. The football was exiting and they had mixed results winning some and losing some. Michael was runner up for the best and fairest for NSW and was 3rd overall in the carnival.
Michael finished by thanking our club for the support. All present were very impressed with this young man and we wish him well with his dream to play AFL for Hawthorn one day and we are confident that he will.