President profile: Peter Herring

Find out a bit more about UQ president, Peter Herring.

UQ president, Peter Herring, came into footy relatively late in life, gifted a season for his 40th birthday.

Herring had a brief introduction to Aussie Rules at primary school, but mainly played cricket and rugby union before joining UQ.

The Red Lions president played 18 games over two seasons with UQ, playing in their inaugural Division three side and beign a part of that team’s first-ever win.

Since taking up the presidency in 2011, Herring has overseen a successful time for the UQ Lions, who made back to back Division 2 grand finals.

In his time involved with the club, herring says the funniest moment was loaning players to a Darling Downs club to help them with player shortages.

On the other hand, he recalls a week when UQ sent players to other clubs s they had too many players, but ironically that week the side sang the song in the reserves and then had a number of guys forced to back up for the seniors.

Herring says the 4 Cs (Cash, Cattle, Coaches and Commitment) are the cornerstones of any successful club presidency, while enforcing a strict behavioural code is also important.

Making footy memorable for all players is the

In the unique environment that UQ is in, being affiliated with a university, Herring says making football a memorable experience for everyone is one of the best things about community footy.

Outside of footy, Herring is managing director at Lumineye Nailcraft, but wouldn’t mind taking up a job as a sports commentator.

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