28 May Memories on Old Boys’ Day
In 2007, just 10 years ago, the Whites pulled off the great escape and went on to their first premiership since 1983.
These memories and more will be re-lived at the White House on Old Boys’ Day on June 18th with the home side hosting Tuggeranong.
It was Tuggeranong that led 28-0 at half time in the preliminary final with spectators filing out of the ground. But on the back of a Rob Beath hat-trick of tries and seven tries in total in the second stanza Queanbeyan won 43-35.
The side went on to beat Gungahlin 33-12 in the John I. Dent Cup grand final. The Colts also took out the premiership defeating Tugeranong 29-24.
Three of the winning side are still playing first grade: captain Dan Penca , winger/fullback Jamie Marmont and prop Chris Barbaro. Barbaro was benched due to the availability of Jack Kennedy. Interestingly Beath also got a start due to injury to Mark Henjak.
Barbaro will be honoured on the day with the presentation of his 100th first grade badge and tie.
The naming of the balcony will also take place in recognition of Col Maxwell.