All in the family

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The Gibson family was heavily involved when the Waro-rakau Rugby League Club was formed with the merger of the Blackball and Ngahere clubs in 1969 and, as this picture of four generations of Gibsons depicts, the family is still well involved.
Paul (PG) Gibson is club president, and coach of the under-10s; Grant is president of the Referees Association, Frank is a life member of West Coast Rugby League and Phil is coach of the under-12s and a referee.
The Gibsons, pictured at the 2013 prizegiving ceremony, are: Paul, back left, Grant, Frank, Phil; Henry, front left, Lochie, Geordie, Mac, George. Henry and George are Phil Gibson’s sons, while Lochie, Geordie and Mac belong to Paul Gibson.