Kim Bending

Chairman / Director

Board Buddy to : Marketing & Media, Constitution, Governance, Club Affiliation Compliance, Development and planning strategy. Liaison to GCCC, QRU, Qld Country, BJRU


Col Johnson

Vice Chairman / Director

Board Buddy to : Palm Beach Alleygators RUC , Griffith Knights. Cyclones programme, Junior and schools liason, Senior / Junior comp. development inc draw information.

Joe McIvor


Board Buddy to : Coomera , Surfers Paradise and T.S.S, Cyclones programme, Womens 7’s, forward planning, Senior / Junior comp. development ,inc draw information ,and schools liasion.


David O’Brien


Board Buddy to : Yatala RUC , Mt Tamborine RUC , Helensvale RUC, Marketing and media, Social platforms, Website, Special events, Cyclones and Referees gear steward.

Paul Gist


Board Buddy to : Eagles RUC, Financial Controller, Cyclones Programme.


Darren Gaffney


Board Buddy to : Celtics , Coolangatta / Tweed , Casuarina RUC, Referees Association, Judiciary and Special events.


Kev Traynor

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


Our Board Vision

The purpose of this Board is to unite our rugby community with leadership, representation, passion for our game and stimulate a more welcoming approach by our sport within our city.

Our Board’s working relationship with our Club Presidents is a priority in achieving our vision.

We are very respectful of the fifty plus year history of rugby in our region. We are also respectful of our Life Members past and present and their achievements.

Our Board vision embraces a changing rugby landscape by offering product to stimulate and engage past and present player’s and targeted age groups.

As a Board we have identified and are creating better systems to make our Elite BLK Cyclones programme successful again. This programme is crucial in offering a pathway through Queensland Country and Premier rugby to our talent both Senior and Junior.

We recognize deficiencies in our competition structures at both Senior and Junior levels that have to be addressed for our game to survive long term.

Our Board is protective of our brand G.C.D.R.U. to encourage parents, Senior payers and Sponsor Partners.

We are proactive and seek to initiate strong relationships with neighbouring Sub Unions.

Marketing is a key factor in lifting the profile of rugby on the Gold Coast and positioning our game as a viable option to all.

We have prioritized sustainable financial growth for the betterment of our stakeholders.

Our Board vision is about today and tomorrow. It is achievable and realistic. This vision is the core ingredient to growth.

Our Board encourages rugby people to work together for the common cause to make it happen.

G.C.D.R.U. …………. “ Working As One “