RICK BOYD

RICK BOYD

Rick Boyd enjoyed a dedicated but significantly undistinguished rugby career as a player, beginnng with the lower grades of Waimea Old Boys rugby club in Nelson, New Zealand. He also served on the management committee of that club from 1978 to 1981. Travelling to Sydney Australia late in 1981 he helped start the Sydney-New Zealand rugby club in 1982 and rose to second grade (briefly) and first grade (even more briefly), and more importantly served as publicity officer, secretary and chairman from 1982 to 1985.

He came to Perth in 1986 to work for Robert Holmes A’Court and joined Perth-Bayswater in 1987, when he started covering the club as sports reporter for the local newspaper. Playing fourth grade and later fifth grade, he served as publicity officer in 1988, and Secretary/Manager in 1989-90. He edited the club newsletter from 1988 to 2003, with a break in 1996. In 1991 he was manager of second grade and in 1992 manager of first grade, and Vice-President both years. In 1988 and 1992 Rick received the President’s Cup. He was Secretary in 1993, publicity officer and assistant first grade manager in 1994, and President in 1995. After a short break he returned to the committee in 1997 and launched the club web site. In 1998 and 99 Rick was again on the Management Committee and in 2000 and 2001 was Secretary. He was awarded life membership in 2001 and continues as club webmaster, utility slow wing/small forward for Wanderers Golden Oldies and a dedicated supporter of the bar. In 2012 he returned for a year on the Management Committee as club media officer.

He was Secretary in 1993, publicity officer and assistant first grade manager in 1994, and President in 1995. After a short break he returned to the committee in 1997 and launched the club web site. In 1998 and 99 Rick was again on the Management Committee and in 2000 and 2001 was Secretary. He was awarded life membership in 2001 and continues as club webmaster, utility slow wing/small forward for Wanderers Golden Oldies and a dedicated supporter of the bar. In 2012 he returned for a year on the Management Committee as club media officer.

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