Old Boys Return to Back the Red Heavies

The UQ Rugby Club often talks about the amazing network of Old Boys and Old Girls that the Club has.


In 2022 three of the Club’s past players will ‘step up to the plate’ and become new sponsors of the Club.


Ben Wakely (Wakely Properties), Ben Rose (BAHA) and Tim Sayer (Talbot Sayer – Tim’s business partner, Ollie Talbot, is also a former Red Heavy) will all have their businesses¬†associated¬†with the Club this season.


Ben Wakely played 1st Grade scrum-half at the Red Heavies from 2002-2004, playing in the 2004 Grand Final as well as taking to the field for the Queensland Reds.


Ben Rose was a winger at the Club from 2000-2003, Winning the Most Improved Colt Award in 2000.   


Tim Sayer played flanker for the Red Heavies from 1991-1996, winning a Colts 1 premiership in ’91 and an U21 premiership in ’93 and touring Thailand with the club. Tim is also a current Committee member. 


“I also loved turning up to Colts training and having Bob Templeton and Jake Howard at pretty much every session. It doesn’t get better than that,” said Sayer. According to Ben Rose, “it was great to play rugby with your mates, have a beer in the clubhouse afterwards before heading to Fridays.”   


“It was a really enjoyable time in my life and why I was so keen to come on board as a sponsor for this season,” Wakely stated.   

According to Club General Manager, Jason Greenhalgh, these Old Boys have been welcomed back to the Club with open arms.

“It is just so good to have this history around the Club. These relationships and the commitment to what we are doing here at UQ is infectious. We just want to create an environment of excellence for every Red Heavies player. Seeing these Old Boys re-committing to the Club as sponsors, really creates some excitement around the place,” Greenhalgh said.   

For more information about how you can get involved with the Red Heavies, please contact Jason Greenhalgh (0400 716 166 or jason@uqrugbyclub.com)