Meet Peel Thunder’s biggest fan


Geoff Campbell is Peel Thunder’s biggest fan. Picture: Jon Hewson d473952
Geoff Campbell is Peel Thunder’s biggest fan. Picture: Jon Hewson d473952

GEOFF Campbell is Peel Thunder Football Club’s No.1 ticket holder.

He has been a member of the club for 12 years and helps out whenever he can.

“I get a lot of satisfaction,” Mr Campbell said of his club membership.

“I love footy and I love this community.

“The Peel Thunder slogan is Building a Stronger Community; that says it all.”

Peel Thunder sponsorship and marketing manager Paula Barnden said Mr Campbell was one of its most valued members.

“He is the most giving person I know, of his time, of his business and his passion,” she said.

“His golden line is ‘how good is this club?’”

Mr Campbell goes to all Thunder games, both home and away.

“I missed one this year, because we were away,” he said.

“I only missed one last year too.”

Mr Campbell said his wife Barbara came with him to every game.

“She is equally involved and helps out whenever she can,” he said.

Mr Campbell said it was “absolutely fantastic” Peel Thunder had made it into the grand final for a second year in a row.

“I think the alignment with the Fremantle Dockers is good,” he said.

“It is building stronger players.

“If they can win back-to-back grand finals, that would be amazing.”

Mr Campbell’s nickname is Bear and this year the club opened the Bear Trap alfresco area in his honour.

The function space was created with rustic repurposed pallet furniture and groovy colourful cushions.

“I noticed an area was unused and thought we could use it in a better way,” Mr Campbell said.

“I donated the bar.

“But it was a surprise when they named it the Bear Trap.”

When he is not supporting his favourite WAFL team, Mr Campbell runs two businesses: a cold storage business and an electrical contracting business.

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