A big game this week against the diorites ushers in a milestone for one of Kangas most revered figures, bustling Dale Beeson will make his 150th appearance for the black and whites.
Originally from Meekathara, Dale’s football journey started north of Perth playing for Morawa where he started his league footy career. A move to Perth for university saw him play a couple of seasons for South Fremantle colts and then a stint in Dalwallinu for 2 seasons. After a brief move back to Meekatharra, Dale’s job in the police force brought him to Kalgoorlie in 2004. Dale must have seen something in the Roos that year because as the preseason dawned for 2005 the big fella was on the track rearing to go.
Somehow he managed to convince coach Peter Reid that he was a full forward and that was where he stayed until Shane Properjohn finally saw through the charade in 2008 and a backman Dale has been ever since. A club man through and through, Dale’s hard work and dedication was rewarded when he became the captain in 2008.
A couple of runner up fairest and bests, a coaches award in 2007 and the 2 Grand Final appearances in ‘05 and ‘12, Dale has been a wonderful servant to the Roos. One last push for the flag for this aging warhorse would be sweet reward for the tireless work he has put into the team.