The Chair of the Family of League Foundation, Helen Wood Grant, today announced the election of Bradley Clyde to the position of Deputy Chair of rugby league’s charitable arm effective immediately.
One of our game’s most decorated players, Clyde’s 230 game career with the Canberra Raiders, Canterbury Bulldogs and Leeds Rhinos was further complemented by being named in the NRL Hall of Fame and by extensive representative honours, beginning with the Australian Schoolboys, NSW City, NSW Country, NSW Origin and Australia.
He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal, the Clive Churchill medal twice, was named in the NSW Hall of Champions and Greatest Ever Raiders Team, is one of the 25 Best Ever Players for the NSW Blues, and was awarded the Harry Sunderland Medal for player of the Ashes series against Great Britain in 1992.
Since retiring from rugby league, Clyde has obtained a degree in business administration (MBA) and has built an impressive corporate career, providing expertise and knowledge across sales, innovation, high performance and transformation. He is currently a partner at Blenheim Partners International Executive Search Firm as well as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“It is with great delight that I announce this new role for Bradley on our Board. In his playing days he was described as a brilliant defender with a non-stop work rate in attack and that’s exactly the energy he brings to all matters the Board considers. His contribution since he joined the Board, his deep connection to our great game and his high profile have brought so much,” says Helen Wood Grant.
“I would also like to thank Alan Sullivan KC for his contribution as previous Deputy Chair. His considered views, extensive rugby league involvement and intellectual rigour are invaluable assets to the Family of League. We are fortunate that Alan will stay on as Director despite his many roles in sport including ARLC Commissioner, Senior Commissioner – Cricket Australia Code of Conduct Commission, Commissioner – International Cricket Council Conduct Commission, and member of the international Court of Arbitration for Sport,” she said.
“It is an absolute honour to continue to provide direction to the Australian rugby league charity of choice, Family of League Foundation, firstly as Non-Executive Director and now as the Deputy Chair. It is the perfect alignment for me within the rugby league community and the need to assist financially, emotionally and socially the people who have made our game so great. With Helen and Alan as friends and mentors of the highest nature I now welcome their counsel in my role as Deputy Chair,” says Bradley Clyde.