Brian came to the Highlands in 1980 and began playing for the Bowral Blacks. He played breakaway for 5 seasons.
He joined the Rugby Committee in 1981 and became Treasurer for the next two years. He was elected President in 2083. He remained the President until 1986.
Brian’s leadership was characterised by high commitment and a “can do ” attitude to the many tasks and responsibilities that come with the Presidency.
During Brian’s Presidency a major upgrade of lighting for training purposes was planned, negotiated with authorities, funded and installed. A ground watering system was also negotiated and installed. A system which has now been built upon resulting in a playing surface the envy of most clubs both within the competition and beyond.
Brian acknowledges the support to the efficient running of the club by his wife, Sue and many wives, partners and families who pitch in to share the load.
Brian promoted the Bowral Rugby Club as a delegate to Illawarra District Rugby Union and as a delegate to NSW Country Rugby Union. He became Vice President of NSW Country Rugby and President of the Southern Province Rugby. He was one of five Country delegates to NSW Rugby Union in the mid eighties.