Clifford “Gympie” LewFatt
Gympie first played with
St Marys in 1960 after transferring from Works and Housing (Now Nightcliff). He is well known for his football ability being
the only person to win NTFL Medals in all grades that were available during his playing career with him winning his last medal
at the tender age of 39
1960/61 – Steve
Abala Colts Medal. At this time there was only one junior grade competition
1962/63 – Reserve
Grade Grand Final. He kicks the winning goal to give his brother Terry the honour of being the only coach in NTFL history
of coaching the League and Reserve grade to premiers in the one season.
1963/64 – Gympie
Wins St Marys best and fairest for the first time
1964/65 – Gympie
wins the coverted Nichols Medal and wins St Marys best and fairest for a second time and also wins the clubs goalkicking
with 29 goals
1965/66 – He plays in St Marys
premiership side and wins St Marys best and fairest for the third time.
1966/67 – Gympie
plays in St Marys Back to Back premiership side and makes it a quadrella of St Marys club best and fairest by winning
it for the fourth time
1967/68 – Gympie
wins the clubs goalkicking award for the second time with 33 goals.
1977/78 – Gympie
wins the first of his Mitch Lee Medals in Reserve grade.
1978/79 – He wins
his second Mitch Lee Medal and was captain/coach of the Reserve Grade that was part of the most memorable season in St Marys
history when they took off all the flags on offer (5 Grades)
1983/84 – Wins
his third Mitch Lee Medal at the young age of 39.
Gympie is a St Marys
and NTFL life member and has maintained his involvement in the club through coaching the Reserves, Under16 and Under18 grades.
He played his last game for St Marys in his mid 40’s but continued to play in the NTFA Competition with Tracy
Village until his retirement at the age of 55.
The Club and the football
public salute a true legend of the NTFL
Gympie passed away on the 8/09/2010 at the age of 65