This First XIII 1922-23 football pocket belonged to John Bertram Gilcrest Gibson (BGS 1918-1923), who was a champion on and off the field. Gibson won the Silver Lilley Medal for the Upper School in 1920, and in 1922-23 was awarded colours for rugby, swimming, and athletics. He was Champion Gymnast in 1923.
Queensland schools and the university colleges started playing rugby league in 1920 when the Queensland Rugby Union folded. It was reformed in 1929 and BGS has been playing rugby union ever since.