To his teammates and the fans, he was known as ‘Guns’, and right now Rogan Dean needs the support of his Ipswich Jets family more than ever.
Earlier this month, the Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets player had his career cut short when a seemingly innocent ride on his motorbike with a mate resulted in a horrific injury.
A momentary lapse in concentration from another driver resulted in them clipping Rogan’s bike, flipping him onto the road.
The force of the accident ended up in a rushed visit to hospital, where Rogan sadly lost his left foot.
Incredibly, it was the only part of his strong body that was injured, but it is still going to be a long road ahead for him, with many ups and downs along the way.
Joining the Ipswich Jets in 2019, Rogan had spent time with the North Queensland Cowboys, the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, and the North Devils.
After taking a short break from the sport he loved, he found his new home in the west.
Under the guidance of coaches Ben and Shane Walker, he was the winger that nobody could stop, especially with a physique and speed that delivered 33 tries over 68 Intrust Super Cup appearances.
Described by many at the club at one of the most genuine people you’ll ever meet, this Go Fund Me page has been set up to support him on the long road ahead to recovery, and a life away from the sport he has given everything to.
“This fundraiser will allow everyone to give something back to a bloke that deserves the best,” said Richard Hughes, CEO at Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets.
“We would love to see ‘Guns’ get the freedom to pursue whatever he desires after footy, to allow him to move forward and like he did on the field, hold nothing back.
“I encourage fans to donate, share the link on social media, and spread the word on this very worthy cause.”
To read an official club statement by the Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets click on the below link:
- Mark Johnstone
- Gabby Willis
- brendan logan
- Chris Denman
- Aaron Payne
Organizer and beneficiary