Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Future Bodes Well with Pat on Gate

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Future Bodes Well with Pat on Gate

Article excerpt

FOOTY is about far more than the action on the field.

It is also about the people in the canteen, the ground cleaners and, of course, the woman on the gate.

Pat Bode arrived at Marley Brown Oval on Sunday at 9.30am to set up her stand on the gate, ready for the influx of people to the minor semi-final at 11am.

Bode has been operating the small besser brick gate-takings stand for the Gladstone Rugby League for eight years.

C[pounds sterling]I love the companionship. My family is no longer in Gladstone so it is just me. I enjoy sitting here and seeing people rather than at home,C[yen] Bode said.

C[pounds sterling]Because I have been doing it for such a long time I now know a lot of people involved in rugby league and enjoy seeing them every week and meeting their friends and family. …

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