The Gympie Hammers rugby union club acknowledged Steve Cross with life membership at a special 35-year reunion dinner at the Gympie Civic Centre.
The Gympie Hammers rugby union club acknowledged Steve Cross with life membership at a special 35-year reunion dinner at the Gympie Civic Centre. Contributed

Hammers reflect on club history

GYMPIE Hammers rugby union club awarded Steve Cross with life membership at a 35-year reunion dinner at the weekend.

The special dinner was held Saturday night at the Gympie Civic Centre.

Hammers coach David Crowley said Cross was a deserving recipient of the award.

“He’s a decent bloke who has been a hard-working member of the club for more than 10 years,” he said.

Cross was humbled by the

honour and was unsuspecting when the announcement was made.

“Steve was very surprised,” Crowley said.

“He does a lot for not only our club but for other clubs and does not expect anything in return.”

The Hammers hold reunions every five years as a way to allow players to stay in touch.

One former player even undertook the journey from Katherine to rub shoulders with former playing mates.

Meanwhile, the club had memorabilia on display, tracing back throughout the club’s history to its early beginnings.

Crowley said the club wanted people in the community to come forward with memorabilia they may have in their possession.

“We’re trying to track down more memorabilia because we would like to build a clubhouse to display it all,” he said.

“It’s amazing to think what people might have.”

Anyone who may have photographs, old jerseys or any other memorabilia can contact club president Matt King on 0429 822 475.

Gympie Times


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