President Profile: Brett Gillett

Get to know Wilston Grange president, Brett Gillett, a little better.

It’s the friendship and the memories of playing and administrating football that Wilston Grange president, Brett Gillett loves most.

Gillett, a Geelong native, has played over 200 senior games in Victoria and Queensland and since coming up to the Sunshine state, says he still isn’t quite used to living in a rugby league-dominated state.

“I miss the AFL mad Victorian communities,” he says.

A devoted Bomber fan, Gillett nominates James Hird and Jobe Watson as his favourite AFL coach and player, respectively.

Friendships are a common theme when Gillett is thinking about footy.

Creating connections with the community is one of his favourite parts of local footy and the Gorillas’ strongest strength is the unity and the family atmosphere.

Gllett reckons Springwood are the most likely to raise the flag this season, aside from the Gorillas of course, a tip that is looking pretty good after four rounds of the competition.

Already in his dream job, as a teacher, Gillett says when he’s not at the footy club, he’s probably on the phone talking about footy.

The best advice he has ever received was to stand up for what you believe in.

Gillett likes a quieter lifestyle, and his dream holiday is a trip to Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast or somewhere with his family and no phones.

Outside of footy, Gillett’s favourite sport is cycling.

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