Gordon David Nunn (1927–2008), better known as Bunny Nunn, was an Australian soccer player.

Biography

Australian representative football player Gordon David Nunn, known as Bunny Nunn.
Australian representative football player Gordon David Nunn, known as Bunny Nunn.

Early life

Nunn attended Bundamba State School before learning signwriting at the Ipswich Technical College.[1]

During World War II, Nunn served with the Royal Australian Air Force with Air Sea Rescue. His service number was 171508.[1][2]

Playing career

Club career

As a 17-year-old Nunn made his debut for Ipswich club St Helens. From 1951 he spent three seasons with Brisbane Caledonians before returning to St Helens in 1954. [3][4][5] He later moved again to Brisbane to play for Azzurri.[1][6]

International career

Nunn played 11 times for Australia in full internationals, scoring seven times.[7] Nunn has been designated as Socceroo #110.[8]

Personal life

Nunn married Elizabeth Grieve Smith in 1950.[9] They had four children and she predeceased him in 1972.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b c Fouche, Alan (26 October 2008). "Former Australian soccer player Bunny Nunn dies aged 81". Courier Mail. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Nunn Gordon David". National Archives of Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Nunn plays for Caledonians". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 6 April 1951. p. 3 Supplement: Sports Supplement. Retrieved 10 January 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Main soccer interest now on relegation". The Queensland Times. 19 July 1951. p. 6 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 10 January 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Nunn to Helens". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 3 March 1954. p. 12. Retrieved 10 January 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Nunn, Gordon". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  7. ^ The Australian National Men's Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia.
  8. ^ "List of every Socceroo in order of first appearance".
  9. ^ "Wedding". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich) (Qld. 10 March 1950. p. 5 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 5 May 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Gordon David "Bunny" NUNN b. 9 May 1927 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia d. 13 Sep 2008 Alamanda Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia".