Rugby Club

Welcome to Brothers Rugby Club – The Family Club. We are one of the largest and most famous rugby clubs in Australia with a wide ranging rugby offer to premier and grades and colts players, younger players from U6 to U17 ages, girls, and children with specific needs.

Established in 1905, the strength of our Club lies in the spirit of our broader community, a community that sustains itself on and off the field through friendship, endeavor, sacrifice, inclusion, loyalty and laughter.

Brothers’ has a team for players of all abilities and skill levels, if you’re are looking to play Premier Rugby and gain exposure for higher representative honours or simply enjoy social rugby with friends, you'll enjoy yourself both on and off the field at Brothers. We also run an extensive social events calendar and we have an active member base of players and their families.

Brothers Rugby Club currently fields >70 teams in a range of competitions:

  • QRU Premier Rugby Competition – Premier Grade, Premier Reserve and Premier Colts
  • BRU Division Competition – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade and Colts 1 and 2
  • QSRU Competition – Normanby Cup
  • BJRU Competition – age groups from Under 6 through to Under 17
  • Girls Touch Football – ages U10 through to U18

We have a strong Rugby Development Program tailored for all ages from U6 through to Premier Rugby, managed by our fulltime Rugby Director Ben McCormack. The program is designed to facilitate a pathway for all of our players for the development of their rugby skills and their enjoyment of the game.

Brothers are proud to have Sam Greene and Taniela Tupou as contracted members of the 2016 Queensland Reds squad. In addition, the Club has a number of players in the Reds, Rebels and Brumbies Wider Training Squads, and in the Queensland Under 20 Training Squad. Brothers also provides numerous under age representative players, with over 60 players selected in various under age representative teams in 2016.

Brothers would like to congratulate the Coaching Staff and Players of the teams who played in the 2016 Finals Series:

  • Premier Grade (Premiers)
  • Premier Reserves (Grand Finalists)
  • 1st Grade (Premiers)
  • 2nd Grade (Preliminary Finalists)
  • 3rd Grade (Grand Finalists)
  • 4th Grade (Semi Finalists)
  • Premier Colts (Preliminary Finalists)
  • Colts 1 (Premiers)
  • Colts 2 (Grand Finalists)
  • Normanby Cup 1 (Premiers)
  • U16 White (Premiers)
  • U16 Navy (Grand Finalists)
  • U15 Navy (Grand Finalists)
  • U13 Gold (Grand Finalists)
  • U12 White (Premiers)

Brothers Rugby Club is based at Crosby Park in Albion and at Windsor Park in Windsor on Brisbane’s Inner Northside. The Club has excellent facilities with four rugby fields with four changing rooms, extensive off-street parking, large clubrooms and refurbished bar and a licensed restaurant and functions centre.

If you are interested in being part of Brothers Rugby as a Player, Coach, Manager, Volunteer or Member, please phone 07 3862 2084 or email us at registrar@brothersrugby.com

 Click here to view the Club History and our Representative Players

 

FLASHBACK - 1983 ABC Documentary on Brothers

 


2016-2018 Club Strategic Plan

The 2016-2018 Brothers Rugby Club Strategic Plan has been prepared by the Club Board and released to Members on 4th August 2016. Members are invited to provide comment to admin@brothersrugby.com until Thursday 18th August, after which time the Board will review comments and then formally adopt the final Plan.

Click here to view the document

 

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2016 Board & Staff

BOARD

President
Hans Pearson
president@brothersrugby.com
Hans has been a parent at Brothers since 2009. Hans was previously Junior Club President in 2014-15 and was nominated for the role of President of the newly merged Brothers Rugby Club in 2016. Hans' primary area of responsibility on the Board is strategy, stakeholder relationships and sponsorship.  Outside of Brothers, Hans has business interests in the self-storage and airport consultancy industries.
 
Vice President  
Paul French
frenchp@willis.com
An Old Boy of St Columban’s College, Paul spent a lot of time during his school years connected to Brothers Rugby Club. After a long-playing association with the Club, Paul joined the Senior Club Committee in 2008 and has maintained this involvement since, currently as a member of the merged Board. Paul is the General Manager-Queensland of Willis Towers Watson, a global risk advisory, insurance broking and human capital solutions company (NASDAQ listed / founded in 1828 / 39,000 employees / operating in more than 120 Countries). He is married with three daughters.
 
Treasurer
Brenden Yantsch
treasurer@brothersrugby.com
Brenden is a qualified accountant, CPA, and founding partner of Brisbane based accounting firm p+y Accountants and Business Advisors.  Prior to involvement with Brothers, Brenden played rugby for 17 years with a sub-districts club in the Scotney Cup, Barber Cup and over 35’s.  Brenden’s involvement with Brothers commenced with his son playing at Brothers Juniors in 2013. He was appointed Treasurer of Brothers Junior Rugby Club in 2014 and sat on the Club’s merger committee. He is now Treasurer of the Club and is chair of the Audit and Risk Sub-committee.
 
Secretary
Amanda Butler
amanda@platinumperspective.com
Amanda has had an active involvement with Brothers Junior Rugby Club since 2009.  Her involvement includes the development and coordination of the Volunteer programme at the Club.  In recognition of her involvement, Amanda was awarded Club Person of the Year in 2014.  In addition to her role at Brothers, Amanda has an active role in her surrounding community and has fulfilled a number of voluntary positions since 2003.  Amanda is Secretary and is responsible for Community Engagement at Brothers.
 
Board Member
Tony Lalor
tlalor@claytonutz.com
Tony Lalor is a corporate lawyer and Brothers Old Boy.  He was a member of the successful Colts 1 team in 1989 coached by Ron Price and played at the club in numerous grades in stints from 1989 - 1993 and 1999 - 2005.  He also played for the Harlequins Club in Melbourne in 1996.  Tony joined the Brothers Rugby Club committee in 2011 and has continued as a member of the merged club's board.  On the board, Tony focusses mainly on events and fundraising having had a key role in the annual Test Luncheons organised by the club over recent years.  He also assists with general legal matters and governance.  Workwise, Tony is a corporate lawyer where his focus is on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general commercial transactions.  He is also Chair of Sunshine Coast Community and Sports Club Ltd a not for profit organisation seeking to raise funds for the benefit of sports clubs and charitable purposes.
 
Board Member
Clint Warner
clint.warner@airbus.com
Clint joined Brothers Rugby Club in 2011, helping out with the Colts program from 2011 to 2014. In that time Clint has become an active member of the Club, joining the Management Committee in 2012 and helping out wherever possible since. Prior to his time at Brothers, Clint worked in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union competition managing The Waratahs Premier Grade team and from there going on to manage Newcastle Colts and Opens representative teams to successive NSW Country Championships.
 
Clint’s background is defence aviation, having spent 9 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Maintenance Engineer on F/A-18 Hornets. Clint now works for Airbus Group Australia Pacific as a Program Manager, focusing on Corporate Projects and general Business Improvement activities.
 
Board Member
Russell McCart
Russell McCart is a property developer who has undertaken many significant projects around Australia. He is a keen Yachtsman having done Sydney Hobart 11 times.  He is past Commodore of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.  He is also a keen hiker having done / lead groups over Kokoda track 15 times.  He is Patron of the Kids of Kokoda Charity on the Board of the Churchie Foundation and has played rugby and touch continuously for over 40 years.
 
Board Member
Kara Gardner
Born and bred on Hamilton hill, Kara Gardner has spent many a Saturday afternoon cheering on the Brethren. In the early 90's she sat on the sidelines of the Jack Ross Oval and watched her brother Rohan Hoffmann (Current ARU referee) plays in the Eales/McCall era once known as "A Grade". In 1995, Kara became part of the first ever Female Brothers Rugby side coached by Wally Bennett. 
 
Professionally, Kara has a background in Events Management & Marketing/Advertising working for the Hogan Brothers, and later also alongside David Phillips as a Player Agent (contract negotiations/sponsorship). Currently, Kara is enjoying selling real estate at Ray White Ascot along with juggling her four children and family business alongside her husband Simon at Simon Gardner Music in Hendra.

STAFF

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Kaye
Email: matt@brothersrugby.com
Phone: (07) 3862 2084 Mobile: 0405 226 640

 

Director of Rugby
Ben McCormack
Email: ben@brothersrugby.com
Phone: (07) 3862 2084      Mobile: 0424 254783
 
Operations Manager
Jason Neylon
Email: jason@brothersrugby.com
Phone: (07) 3262 5484      Mobile: 0409 274515
 
Registrar/Administrator
Karen Nichols
Email: karen@brothersrugby.com
Phone: (07) 3262 5484  

Annual Reports

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