Gareth is the youngest of four brothers and at the age of 16 he is quite a capable footballer.
In his second year of senior football his dedication to the game is outstanding and is shown through his performances thus far this season.
A solid pre-season with the Gippsland Power Under 18 squad has helped with Gareth’s fitness and has helped him mature even further as a footballer.
To be asked to be train with the Alberton senior interleague squad is also a privilege and at his young age is a great honour.
Gareth has played for Fish Creek all his life, coming through the junior ranks, then playing his first senior games last year as a 15-year-old under the guidance of Billy Clarke.
He has also been a part of the Gippsland Power Squad since he was 13 and been a part of the AFNL interleague junior teams each year.
He is a strong but not tall footballer, a fantastic tackler, great ball winner, elusive, can mark and provides accurate disposal of the ball by hand or foot.
He never goes to ground, because a wise man once said to him and his brothers, “If you’re on your knees, you’re at church praying – not playing footy, stay on your feet and run”.