This weekend’s game against the Diorites ushers in a milestone for one of KCFC’s most revered figures with Dale Beeson making his 200th appearance for the Kangas. Originally from Meekathara, Dale’s football journey began north of Perth playing for Morawa where he started his League footy career and snagged his first A-Grade Premiership at 17 years of age as a ruckman. A move to Perth for University saw Dale play a couple of seasons for South Fremantle Colts and then a stint in Dalwallinu for 2 seasons. After a brief move back to Meekathara, Dale’s job in the Police force brought him to Kalgoorlie in 2004. Dale saw something in the Roos that year because as the preseason dawned for 2005 the big fella was on the training track raring 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 moved him to the back line in 2008 where he has been ever since. A clubman through and through, Dale’s hard work and dedication was rewarded when he became the captain of the side in 2008. A couple of runner up Fairest and Bests, Coaches award in 2007 and four Grand Final appearances, Dale has been a wonderful servant to the Roos. One of his proudest moments was leading his team to the 2013 Grand Final, where he was finally able to hold the cup aloft.
200 games is an achievement that only 2 players have managed in the Roos 120 year history and ensures that Dale joins the immortals of Jack Neil and Scott Freeman.
Congratulations Dale, from all of your friends at the Kalgoorlie City Football Club!