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

Biography

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.[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.[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".