IFCR Australia Board

Robert Brigden - President

Bob joined the Rotary Club of Norwood in 1995, is a Past President of the Club and a PHF recipient. Bob became a member of IFCR in 2003 and has taken part in tours of the UK in 2005 and 2009, World Festivals in Sri Lanka in 2007, South Africa in 2010 and Vapi in 2012 plus the Benalla Festival in 2006, Bundaberg in 2008 and Adelaide in 2012 which he organised. Bob is married to Sally; they have 2 children and live in Adelaide.




Doug King - Vice President
Doug joined the Rotary Club of Cairns Earlville in October 1988 having previously been a member of the Rotary Club of Port Moresby from 1984. He was club president of Cairns Earlville in 1993 and joined IFCR Australia in 2009. Doug's first involvement was to play in a Cairns Rotarian team against the visiting New Zealand/Indian team in 2008. Since then has attended the 2010 World Festival in Durban and 2012 in Vapi plus the 2010 Australian Festival at Lilac Hill in  Western Australia and Adelaide in 2012.


Richard Groom - Secretary

Richard Groom, a multiple Paul Harris fellow, joined IFCR in 1999.  Since then he has taken part in overseas parties to India and the UK as well as World Rotary Cricket Festivals in Christchurch, the Hunter Valley, Colombo,Durban and Vapi.  Richard is also a co-ordinator of the IFCR Website and the originator of the IFCR Australia online Members’ Database.




Terry New - Treasurer

Terry New has been an umpire since 1979 and joined IFCR in 1998.  Terry has toured England (2005) and NZ (2007) as well as participating in various IFCR matches and festivals.  He has served as President of RC of Rutherford-Telarah Rotary Club.



 Bruce Pooley - Immediate Past President

Bruce joined the Rotary Club of Belvoir-Wodonga in 1993 and is a past president of the Club. He joined IFCR in 2002 and since has participated in the 2002 Christchurch, 2004 Hunter Valley and 2012 Vapi World Festivals.  He also took part in the 2004 Young, 2006 Benalla and 2010 Perth Australian Festivals.  Bruce has toured to NZ many times, England in 2005 and Nelson, NZ, in 2006 promoting the 2006 Benalla Festival. Bruce was a member of the Benalla Festival Organising Committee



Peter Fitz - Committee Menber

Peter joined IFCR in 2008 from Preston Rotary where he is Director of Public Relations. He is a marketing director by profession and toured GB&I in 2009 and played at Lilac Hill WA in 2010. Peter is married to IFCR top-line scorer Marion Fitz who is a professional counsellor. Together they have a daughter Romy McGarvie Fitz who is a neo-natal Intensive care nurse at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.


Michael Boyd - Committee Member

Michael Boyd attended his first IFCR event in Benalla in 2006.  Michael is a member of the Rotary Club of South Mackay.  He transferred from Warrnambool in Victoria in 2011 where he is a past president of  Warrnambool RC.   Michael has also served as District 9780 RYLA chairman.  



Phil Lusher - Committee Member

Phil joined the Rotary Club of Strathmore in 1995 and has been his club President on 2 occasions and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He joined IFCR in 2006 and has participated in the last 4 Australian festivals in Benalla, Bundaberg, Perth and Adelaide and taken part in the 2009 Tour of England.




Ian McCloskey - Committee Member

Ian joined the Rotary club of Bundaberg Sunrise at the time of its chartering in 1991.  He has been president  and treasurer of the club and has also been awarded a PHF recognition . He has been to world festivals in Sir Lanka, South Africa and India, as well as national festivals in Bundaberg (where he was on the organising committee), Perth and Adelaide.  He is married to Kathy with 3 children.