INDUCTION: Steve Gibson with some memorabilia from the career of Fred Laws ahead of Saturday night's dinner at Allora.
INDUCTION: Steve Gibson with some memorabilia from the career of Fred Laws ahead of Saturday night's dinner at Allora. Ben Drewe

Inductions on Saturday night for Allora Hall of Fame

RUGBY LEAGUE: Tickets are still available for the Allora Regional Sports Museum Hall of Fame induction dinner on Saturday night.

At the dinner, the Laws brothers, Fred and Colin, will be inducted into the hall of fame and Steve Gibson will become the first Allora Sporting Hall of Fame Icon of Sport.

Steve Gibson played rugby league for Wattles before moving to England where he was rated the best fullback in the premier competition while playing for Salford.

He spent almost a decade in England and is now back living in his hometown Allora.

Fred went on two rugby league Kangaroos tours and his younger brother Colin played for Queensland.

In his day, Fred was regarded as the best defensive back in the game.

After retiring from footy, he worked as a compositor at the Daily News in Warwick for a time while Colin operated a grocery store in Allora for many years.

While Fred and Colin are both deceased, a large contingent of their relatives will be at the dinner including members of the Logan, Laws and Flynn families.

The dinner will be at the Allora Community Hall. The committee which organises the hall of fame and icon inductions also works hard to update the Allora Regional Sports Museum which is in rooms once the offices of the former Allora Shire Council.

Two of the greatest sports stars produced in the area covered by the museum, netballer Laura Geitz, and rugby league player Shane Webcke, were pride of place at the official opening of the museum.

Dinner tickets on sale for $40 at Lyn-D-Jo Boutique in Herbert St, Allora, or can be reserved and collected on the night by calling museum president Perry Cronin on 0407034 320.



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