Kev Traynor

Vice Chair

Board Buddy to : Bond Pirates, Beaudesert, Nerang Bulls RUC, Eagles RUFC.
District Junior Club Development, Insurance Broker.


David O’Brien


Board Buddy to : Yarrabilba, Tamborine Mountain, Helensvale, Griffith Knights.
Marketing & Media, Social Platforms, Website and special events. Board contact for Finances.

Darren Gaffney


Board Buddy to : Coolangatta / Tweed, Casuarina, Palm Beach Alleygators, Cyclones Board delegate.
Judiciary, GCDRU delegate to Bond University Rugby Club, Rugby Unite Manager.


Rod Thompson


Board Buddy to : Celtics, T.S.S.,Coomera.
Referees Association, Women's 7's development

Vanessa Reweti


Board Buddy to : Surfers Paradise RUC, Yatala Rams, Women’s Rugby competition Manager

Kristy Smith


Board Buddy to :
Senior and Junior competition Manager , draw information , Code Of Conduct, Rules Of Competition , Weight For Age , Both Senior and Junior. Cyclones Board delegate , Tiny Tots Board delegate.

Non Board Contacts

Name Email Phone
Lisa Rowlands
04 0287 4675 Junior Draw Coordinator
Lawrence Faifua 04 3380 8036 Womens Development
Andrew Simpson 04 6652 2905 Cyclones Coordinator
Anita Parker 04 3987 6747 GCDRU Board administration
Tom Rosewarne 0412 828 873 Cyclones Junior / Senior General Manager
Matt White 0414 444 805 Cyclones Junior coordinator

Our Board Vision

“ Growth = Prosperity = Longevity “

Our vision over the past three years continues to grow in stages. Growth in participation numbers by identifying new areas of expansion and consolidation in our heartland go hand in hand.

Our Board identifies a constantly changing rugby landscape . The key is to stay in front of the game and be ready to address gradually and decisively.

Financial independence a key factor.

Expansion is critical for the future existence of our game in the City Of Gold Coast and our District.

Our brand perception engineered by the Board through our clubs is paramount to encourage participation , sponsors at all levels and growth into the future. A strategic plan by GCDRU identifies the opportunities that lay ahead for next twenty years. Invaluable information for our clubs , our governing body QRU , Council and our Board.

This plan will position our game at the forefront of community sport.

Our Board encourages rugby people at all levels to work together to achieve our goals.

G.C.D.R.U. …………. “ Working As One “