Gary was recruited to the Northern Suburbs in 1963/64 by the President at the time, Fred Rush and was one of a number of Cosgrove High School students competing in the black and white. In the early 1970’s Gary returned to the club when children Paul and Alison stared competing. The Sayer family certainly threw themselves into club activities as Gary was President for 3 years and wife Mavis a committee member and treasurer for one year.
Gary became actively involved in the Southern Branch serving terms as President (five years), Vice-President and Director of Track and Field. Gary has been team manager of a number of state teams and was an official at the Sydney Olympic and Para Olympics.