2020 A New Era

2020 sees the transition to a new president of our famous club. I am proud to announce that Colin Baggott has been voted in as president and will head up a new committee.

Colin has been a significant cog in the success of the Dirty Reds since 2001 when he joined the club. Originally from Limerick in Ireland, Colin’s life is steeped in rugby: his father is the president of the famous Garry Owen Rugby Club in Limerick, and he is cut from the same cloth.

Colin has held most positions in the club from social secretary (his specialty!)  through to his position of the last few years as club coach and director of rugby. He has played over 200 games with the club and is held in high regard by players, coaches and supporters. Colin a.k.a “Baggsy” deserves the recognition that comes with the responsibility of being the president of one of the oldest rugby clubs in Australia.

They say if you want something done then give the job to someone who is already busy. That certainly applies to Baggsy who will be juggling the position with a young family and a new business. I am sure he will do the club proud and lead with great dignity. He has some very capable deputies in Ken Stevenson and Trevor Rangel, along with the rest of the committee to assist him.

I will still be involved with the club with some special projects on the agenda. I have enjoyed my second stint as president of this great club. It has been made easier by the passionate support I have had from committee members, to players and coaches on the ground, volunteers and of course our great supporters. To all these people I say thank you.

I would also like to thank my family for their support – again!

I am leaving the leadership and administration of the club in good hands and look forward to the next era of the Dirty Reds.

Yours in rugby,

Danny Rawlings

(President 1996-2000 & 2014-2019)