Oberon’s Lachie Gibbs signs with Cronulla Sharks under-16s

SMILES: Oberon Tigers captain coach Luke Branighan and junior league secretary Spiro Kavalieros congratulate Lachie Gibbs on his move to  Cronulla Sharks.
SMILES: Oberon Tigers captain coach Luke Branighan and junior league secretary Spiro Kavalieros congratulate Lachie Gibbs on his move to Cronulla Sharks.

OBERON Tigers junior rugby league star Lachie Gibbs has been selected in the Cronulla Sharks’ Harold Matthews Cup squad following trials held in September.

Lachie was inducted into the under-16s squad on November 6 where the training days were announced - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Southern Cross Group stadium.

The Harold Matthews Cup is a junior rugby league competition played in NSW.

The competition is administered by the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and run concurrently with the National Rugby League (NRL).

Now Lachie has scored a double barrel. He has also been accepted into a targeted sports program in rugby league at Endeavour Sports High.

This means Lachie will finish Years 10, 11 and 12 at the high school and one of his elective subjects will be studying rugby league which Lachie will love.

He loves his footy and eats, sleeps and breathes footy.

The Gibbs family has made the decision to move to the Cronulla area and give Lachie every opportunity to develop in the sport.

Lachie started playing with the Oberon Tigers at the age of six and has been a Group 10 representative player in 2017 under 15s, 2016 under 14s, 2015 under 13s where he toured New Zealand and 2014 in the under 12s.

Lachie also made the NSWCHS Rugby League Schoolboys team trials this year at Toronto.

Lachie has been training with Oberon Tigers captain coach Luke Branighan.

In 2017 Lachie received the best and fairest under 15s award from the club.

Lachie said will miss playing footy with his mates and all the players he has met in representative football.

Lachie is very dedicated and to get two great opportunities for 2018 is amazing for his footy career.