21 Dec Brady gets life
Queanbeyan Whites’ stalwart Bob Brady has been elected a life member of the ACTRU for his services to the game. Bob has managed numerous Brumbies affiliated senior rep teams and had an active involvement with the Whites filling numerous positions.
Bob is a long time Macdougall Medal judge and was recognised for his services to ACT Rugby with the winning of the Quinn Trophy in 2013.
In 2015, Bob was elected to the ACTRU strategy group as Queanbeyan’s nominated representative where he undertook a study into the balance of the competition.
Currently, Bob is on the Brumbies nomination committee which looks at the Brumbies board composition and recommends candidates for the board.
He joins a very select group from the Whites to achieve the honour. Current life members include Charles Murphy,David Lewis and Bob Hitchcock. Friend of Queanbeyan rugby Peter Lawler is also on the list.
Queanbeyan also has a long list of deceased members including Bill Woodger, Peter Morton, Graham Gordon and Col Maxwell.
Bob Brady joined the Whites in 1983 from Marist College which was and is still an unusual move. He went on to play 100 first grade games with Queanbeyan, the 20th player to achieve the feat.
Bob was part of the 1983 first grade premiership side and in 1986 was named the club’s first grade best back. A utility back who could play multiple positions as well as being a prolific point scorer.
Since joining the Whites and retiring from football, Bob has been a committee member, publicity officer, tour and event organizer.
Robert Brady has been an advisor and consultant to coaches and manager at the Whites. His experience and wisdom have helped over the years. Bob was also responsible for organizing many rugby trips including the Cowra 10’s and Hawaii trip in 1987.
Given that Bob has four daughters heavily involved in netball, his contribution to Queanbeyan rugby and ACT rugby has been commendable.