The Queensland Rugby community is in mourning following the passing of Dr Tom Nutley, one of Country Rugby’s longest serving volunteers.
Dr Nutley was a member of both the Gold Coast and Central Queensland Rugby Communities, having had a lasting impact in both regions.
A Gold Coast & Districts Rugby Union Life Member, Dr Nutley was heavily involved with the his beloved Helensvale Hogs as well as the wider competition, and his legacy lives on with the local Gold Coast Second Grade competition named in his honour.
In Central Queensland, Dr Nutley was one of the founding fathers of Rugby in the region in the 1960s and was heavily involved in Rugby Capricornia obtaining their playing fields at Rugby Park. He was also a Life Member of Rockhampton & District Rugby Union and also Colts Rugby Union, where he was also the club Patron, the Rockhampton based club calling Dr Tom Nutley Field home.
In the 1970s, Dr Nutley was involved in establishing junior Rugby in Rockhampton with North, West, East and South teams. As a former Army Doctor, Dr Nutley set up practise in Tobruk House in Archer St, Rockhampton.
The thoughts of the wider Queensland Rugby community are with Dr Nutley’s family and friends at this time.