Kangaroos stalwart Frank Gil is flanked by league greats Brent Tate and Shane Webcke.

Kangaroos recognised FNQ legend Frank Gil for a lifetime of volunteering and passion for rugby league at the club’s season launch on Saturday night.

The Kangaroos club house has been named the Frank Gil Building in honour of Mr Gil’s incredible contribution to the club.

Kangaroos Life Member and MC for the evening, Brett Allen, painted a vivid picture of Mr Gil’s Rugby League journey with the club, with some of the standout achievements being:

* Captain/Coach of the Kangaroos 1956 team – the last undefeated Premiers in the CDRL.

* A pioneer by taking rugby league into local schools at his own expense.

* Over 40 years on the Kangaroos Committee and President for many years.

* Tireless volunteer and until recently was still active and mowing the fields.

QRL Chairman Peter Betros, along with NRL and XXXX ambassadors including Shane Webcke and Brent Tate, were special guests for the evening, presenting Kangaroos Rugby League with the XXXX Club of the Year award.

This was undoubtedly a club highlight and very proud moment for Mr Gil.