Steve Gibson is the first sporting icon in the Allora Regional Sports Museum Hall of Fame.
Steve Gibson is the first sporting icon in the Allora Regional Sports Museum Hall of Fame. Contributed

Top night for Allora Regional Hall of Fame inductions

RUGBY LEAGUE: A crowd of 170 was on hand for the Allora Regional Sports Museum Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday night.

Museum chairman Perry Cronin said there was a great response to the move to induct the Laws brothers, Fred and Colin, in to the hall of fame and make Steve Gibson the first sporting icon for the region.

"I was happy with the numbers, the Laws family made the hall of fame dinner a family reunion and family members travelled from as far as Orange in New South Wales and Townsville in Queensland,” he said.

"There were a lot of Gibson family members at the dinner along with Steve's workmates from Toowoomba and a lot of his mates from his days at Wattles,” he said.

"The Salford club in England posted a letter praising Steve's time with the club and a current jersey with his name printed on it.”

When at Salford, Gibson was rated the best fullback in England in one season while Fred and Colin Laws played for Queensland and Fred went on two Kangaroos tours.

There are 22 inductees to the Allora Regional Hall of Fame and one sporting icon in the hall of fame.



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