Statement from Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets CEO

Club Statement

Statement from Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets CEO

Tuesday 18th Aug 2020, 03:52 PM

The following is a statement from Richard Hughes, CEO of the Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets, regarding the welfare of one of our own, Rogan “Guns” Dean.

We would like to share with our Jets family, an incident involving one of the nicest, most talented, most athletic, fastest, powerful wingers, to ever wear the green and white; Rogan “Guns” Dean.

On Sunday 16 August, in what can be best described as simply wrong time, wrong place, Rogan was involved in a motorbike accident with a car, just two minutes from home. The impact of the crash, has led to Rogan having his left foot amputated, just below his ankle. Other than abrasions to his left arm, no other injuries were sustained.

This is of course a very challenging time for Rogan and his family whilst he starts his recovery in hospital, but with the support of his extended Jets family, a close knit playing group and every fan of the game that watched Rogan thunder down the wing, we will be there for him, every step of the way. One thing is for sure, he is as strong in character as he is in his body and he is already looking at how he can be involved with the Jets in the months to come. What we can say for sure, is that he will always have a place, because every club needs a “Guns” and we are the lucky club that have him. He isn’t going anywhere.

For the moment, please show your support by leaving messages of support here and we will be sure he sees each and every message. Beyond that, we will let you know shortly how you can help and will update you on his progress.

Richard Hughes
CEO of the Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets
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  1. Stephen Bird

    All the best with your recovery Rogan. Hope to see you around the The Jets Family next season.

  2. Reg Cooke

    Krys Freeman’s grandparents Reggie & Gram Cooke are wishing for you a strong and healthy recovery …all the best Rogan x

  3. Saddy

    Speedy recovery brother wishing you and your family all the best! Stay strong!! Up the Milton mud skippers

  4. Josie Cleeland

    Sending you lots of positive healing vibes and wishing you a speedy recovery, buddy!

  5. Patty Templeman

    All the best with the recovery mate. The rugby league community is something very special and I’m sure you will have loads of support.

  6. Jimmy & Dotty Landy

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.
    Your strength and determination, along with your family, friends and your extended family at the Jets will always be there to help you achieve your goals.
    Best wishes always, Jimmy & Dotty Landy

  7. Andrew and Lisa McClure, ANDREW MCCLURE MECHANICAL

    Hello Rogan, When we heard of the news, our hearts went out to you. Like a true champion you are, on and off the field , we know you will take on this next hurdle with courage and positivity. All the best for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you at the Jets games in 2021.

  8. Wynnum Manly Seagulls

    The entire Wynnum Manly Seagulls community is thinking of you Rogan and wishing you all the best with your recovery.

    Your positive attitude, strong work ethic, and commitment to health and fitness will no doubt support you well in this next challenge.

    Always a Gull, the club is here to support in any way we can.

    Hanan Laban
    Wynnum Manly Seagulls

  9. Leary

    Hey legend mate thoughts are with you just wanted to let ya know always a phone call away for a chat and a beer.

  10. Josh m

    I remember playing vs the big fella when he played for sarina, hated playing against ya but loved watching you play Queensland cup and you had a good career my man ???? wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best for the for the future ????

  11. Jill Hunter

    As a Norths devils supporter, I would like to send you all the best in your recovery.You were a great name in the list of great players who have played at Norths devils.

  12. Kailyb

    All the best Rogan. We have never met but looks like we followed the same path. I repped the Moranbah Miners, Mackay Foley shield and then the Jets from 2004 – 2008. Sounds like a horrible accident but I guarantee once the shock of the situation subsides you will go on to live an awesome life. Where ever there’s a curse there’s an opportunity!!!!

  13. Shel

    All the Best Champ… Tough times don’t last, but tough lads do.

  14. Lee-Anne Clancy

    As a Rugby League Fan (Dyed in the Wool Mighty Valleys Diehards The Boys in Royal Blue Supporter…!!) We as a Football Community stick together through thick & thin, good & bad, and sickness & health….!! Our family, club & every person I know would want me to pass on our best wishes to you on a speedy recovery & healthy, quick and happy rehabilitation to get you back to being involved with The Greatest Game of All at your Wonderful Club….!! Kind regards Lee-Anne C

  15. Lukey Archer

    Hey Rogan,
    Sending all of my love, thoughts and healing vibes.
    Always here for you buddy. ????????❤️

  16. Amanda and Drew Sadler (we are friends of Rhi)

    Hi Rohan and family…
    We pray for peace, healing and a testimony that has your heart full, wallet plentiful and future bright.
    Cheering you on buddy!

  17. Brock ilett

    Wish you all the best mate and hope you recover well. I read what happened on fb and im a complete stranger. Thinking of you mate.

  18. Don & Penny Nielsen

    Hi Rogan, Our thoughts are with you???? Sending our best wishes and strength to you and your family.
    Stay strong, Guns!! ????????

  19. Majeesh Manoharan

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Bro.Stay strong as always.I am sure you will get through this quick.Much love……

  20. Amanda

    Rogan wishing you and the family all the very best in your recovery.

  21. Christine Booth

    Hi Rogan
    Wishing you and your family strength and love

  22. Tony

    Please get well and stay strong.
    Praying for you and your cc family at this time.

  23. Andrew "OBee" O'Brien

    All the courage to you Rogan. Take care

  24. Rich Johnston

    Sorry to hear this mate, but you’ll get through it and excel at whatever comes your way. Hope you’re on the mend. Rich.

  25. Kevin Tilling

    All the best with your recovery mate . I always thought you were a great player for the jets and had said many times the broncos should look at you . Keep your head up mate

  26. Bev Hoolahan

    Hope everything goes well in your recovery. Sad news.

  27. Phillip Cannan

    Hi, I wish you all the very best. You might like to contact Tawera Nikau from memory he had a similar injury.

  28. Dan Coburn

    Hey Mate, I was in shock when Tyler told me the bad news and still am. I loved watching you play and the way you prepared for the game. Mate you have been in my thoughts every day since. Stay strong l know you will. Cobes.

  29. Kenny Barba

    Thinking of you mate stay strong love the Barba family

  30. Camille Rieck and the USQ Jets Ruby Netball Team

    We are thinking of you and hope that you find strength in the support around you, and that strength helps keep you resilient and positive on the road to recovery. You got this!

  31. Rowhan Campbell

    Stay strong mate wish you a speedy recovery champion all the best

  32. Tarnya Woolnough

    Praying for a speedy recovery Rogan, thinking of you and the family. Love you lots mate.
    Love Aunty Tarn, Adam and family. ❤️

  33. Brad Choyce

    Our thoughts are with you mate, stay strong Guns!

  34. Darren Boettcher

    I hope you have a quick recovery. All the best. Everyone is here to support you. Take care and stay strong

  35. Burleigh Bears

    Hi Rogan
    From everyone at the Burleigh Bears we wish you all the best with your recovery. No doubt you will take this challenge on in the same way you played Rugby League, with positivity and great character

  36. Adrian Vowles

    Hi Rogan,

    I am very sorry to hear of your accident but I know that you can get through this tough time because you will have the support of your family and friends and the whole rugby league community behind you. The same attributes that made a you a good footballer will also get you through this and out the other side.
    Adrian Vowles

  37. David Martin

    Hey Rogan,

    I’m so Sorry to hear of your mishap, but so proud to hear of your positive attitude and the fact that you will still be involved with the club.
    You are a champion on and off the field and I look forward to catching up one day soon.
    All the best you champion,

    Kind regards David

  38. Richard Irelandes

    All the best in your recovery Roges. It is a true reflection of your Character mate that you will have the Rugby League community and so many good people 100% with you along the way.

  39. Chris Little

    G’day Regan.
    I was your form teacher in year 11 at Mackay High.
    Not good news mate, but stay strong and remember that it is okay to turn to family and friends for support!
    All the best!

  40. Paul Steele

    So sorry to hear this brother! Thinking of you mate!

  41. Wade & Melissa Glass

    Rogan all the best in your recovery. Since you have come to the club you’ve been a total gentleman and professional as well as a beast on the field.


    From Mark & Karen Sims & all at Simcoe Painting.

    Rogan our thoughts are with you we wish you all the best & a speedy recovery.

    Stay positive during this extremely hard time for you & as one door shuts another will open mate.

    You have a great family within the Ipswich Jets & Rugby League world????

  43. Siobhan Shirlaw

    Thoughts are with you and your family, but hope the jets family get around supporting you at this time.

  44. Hemi boynton

    Hey brother. Been a long time since i seen you. Hope you recover well and are in good spirits.

    Bless you and ur family.

  45. Scott Nosworthy QRL Northern

    All the best for your recovery Rogan. I have met you a number of times and every time you have displayed the character of people we want and need in our game. I know you will be doing it tough at the moment but the thoughts and best wishes of all the North Queensland Rugby League community are with you and if you need anything give us a call.

  46. Mark Bishop

    Rogan, all the best to you and your family mate, your football family will be with you always. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and we know you will take this recovery head on , when one phase of life closes, another one opens

  47. Mackay Cutters

    Sending our best wishes to you Rogan, thinking of you and your family and wishing you a speedy recovery. Stay strong, we are all behind you. From all of us at the Mackay Cutters. xx

  48. The Smallshaw Foundation

    Our thoughts with family and Rogan xx

  49. Adrian Thomson

    Hey Rogan, Our thoughts are with you and your family. We wish you a speedy recovery mate.

    Everyone that knows you, knows you will channel your resilience, energies and enthusiasm into other life challenges.

    As you know the Rugby League family is massive and always unites in one of our owns time of need.

    From everyone at the Townsville Blackhawks

  50. Toddy white

    Thinking of you and your family Guns! All the best and speedy recovery to you mate ❤️

  51. Layton Knightley

    All the best on the recovery guns loved watching you play great man great player and glad you will always be a jet ❤

  52. Kazza

    The universe can throw some massive curve balls. Sorry to hear this news. Have it known that alot of people are thinking of you during this time and in your time of recovery.

  53. Jo Sheppard - USQ

    Hang in there mate. We are thinking of you and are all right behind you.

  54. Souths Logan Magpies

    Everyone at the Maggies is getting behind you Rogan!

    You are a fantastic figure in the footy community and on behalf of everyone at the Souths Logan Magpies we wish you all the best with your recovery.

  55. Sam Caslick

    Speedy recovery brother

  56. Rick Goode - President Sarina Rugby League

    From everyone here at Sarina Rugby League we wish Rogan a speedy recovery.
    Rogan played his Junior football in Sarina
    In 2018 the Club was Strugging on and off the Field and Rogan would fly back from Brisbane every weekend to play for us to help us out.
    His mother Leanne is our Level 2 First Aider and is a terrific person, who the club holds in high regard
    With the support of your Family and the Rugby League community you will get through this

  57. Caliber Sports Group

    Hey Rogan all our love.

    We are all thinking of you though this tough time mate.

  58. Peter White - CEO CQ Capras

    The CQ Capras rugby league community would like to wish you all the very best in your recovery Rogan. As a popular personallity you are no doubt surrounded by a strong network of family and friends who are very much in your court and there to help in anyway. All the very best as you recover and move through to the next exciting part of your life. Keep hitting that ball up!

  59. David Formby

    Best of luck for the future mate. Fond memories of your time at the Devils.

  60. Matt kratz

    Mate wishing you all best in this hard time.
    Looking forward to seeing you around the footy fields again soon

  61. Rohan Smith

    Thoughts are with you and your family Rogan. All your Norths Devils family are with you on the journey. You’re a great competitor – keep fighting. All the best for the recovery.

  62. Matt Francis - Seagulls CEO

    Tweed Seagulls join all in sending a message of support to Rogan. Rugby League is a family in times of challenge and need. Rogan will be aware that many are in his corner now. They will also be there with him as he recovers and builds a new future.

  63. Christine Frater - Rockhampton

    Rogan, looking forward to see what new path you will are strong and put your full heart into all you do, take care in the coming months and look after mum while she is there looking after you. Big hugs and lots of love to you and all the family. My lil electric car buddy xxx Chris

  64. SHARON HICKEY -Rugby League Brisbane

    To Rogan , your family and to all at Ipswich
    Your in my thoughts and prayers ????speedy recovery mate – we are all apart of the Rugby League Family ????
    One community is the greatest game of all!

  65. Suzuki Easts Tigers

    Rogan, Our thoughts are with you and all the very best with your recovery.


    Wishing you the best mate with your recovery

  67. Grant Cleal- Redcliffe Dolphins

    All here at the Dolphins are sending our best wishes to you, your family and the Jets and thinking of you all.

  68. Sunshine Coast Falcons

    From everyone here at the Sunshine Coast Falcons, we wish Rogan all the best in his recovery and future.

    A tough competitor, we can’t wait to watch him follow his passions beyond football and the path life takes him on next.

    Whatever he decides to do, we’re sure he’ll be a ‘gun’ at it, and as great an asset to your club off the field as he is on it.

    Big love,
    From the Falcons ????

  69. Lolita Sillars

    You will get through this Rogan… take this time to recover and know that its not over. There is so much you can still do after such an horrific injury. ????????

  70. Michael Williamson Jet#278

    Wishing you and your family all the best for your recovery.

  71. Robert Burgin

    Best wishes and I am sure life will deliver you a greater future purpose with which to utilise all of your skills and strength of dedication. I’m sure all the rugby league community are right behind you.

  72. Brad Tallon

    Thoughts are with Dean on behalf of myself and all in QRL SEQ Region.

  73. Brownie.

    I couldn’t believe it when the club said Guns Dean was coming to play for the Jets. Whenever I mentioned your name, everyone new who GUNS Dean was. Take care mate, hope to see you soon.

  74. Robyn Ingram

    Wishing you all the best for your recovery. We are all behind you.

  75. callan langer

    Damn big roges. Keep your head up big fella hope you’re all good

  76. Phil Brady

    All the best with the recovery Rogan, you had to overcome plenty of obstacles before and with support you can do it again mate. Look forward to seeing you out in the Jets gym soon.

  77. Luke and Kaitlin Pollock

    Thinking of you mate.

    We can’t wait to see what you do next.

    Stay strong. You’ve got this!

  78. Nick Hall.

    You’re on my mind mate and I’m wishing you the best for a good recovery and outlook. I was a Jet back in 99 and 2000 and know the caliber of men inside those jumpers and know that you will get after it as far as your next moves.
    All the best mate.

  79. Name

    Good luck Rogan, you’ve got the best team around you, and they’ll support you all the way. Stay strong!

  80. Shanee & Darren Lawrence F45 Ipswich Central

    A challenging time for an athlete no doubt. It’s really hard to know what to say in these times so I will just say allow yourself to feel and lean on the people around you for support.
    We are thinking of you and sending you our thoughts.
    Shanee and Darren
    F45 Ipswich Central

  81. Name

    Wishing you all the best on your recovery x

  82. Rob & Nicky - Harvest Markets

    From the team at Harvest Markets, we are wishing you the all best. Our thoughts are with you in this time. We look forward to seeing you at jets events and having more fantastic chats like always 🙂

  83. L Duce

    My deepest sympathy to Rogan and his family, a truly terrible tragedy.

    If he has proven anything it’s thats he is resilient, his tenacity will prove to help him through this tough time in his life.

    Best wishes Rogan!!

  84. Bomber Breeze

    Was a pleasure to watch you perform in the Mighty Ipswich Jets Jersey.
    Once a Jet always a Jet.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery mate.

  85. J

    Hey mate head up I know it’s probes really tough at the moment in 2016 I went through my own challenge that end my ability to play the game I love and I found really quickly what my other passions were so go out there and rediscover who you are as a person!!

  86. Josh

    Loved watching you play, get well soon guns

  87. Dean Arbuthnot

    Rogan wishing you a speedy recovery mate from Deano and family.
    Looking forward to you returning to the jets, who knows i might have to teach you some straping and water running skills

  88. Steve and Denice Rainbow

    All the best for the future Rogan, a big challenge which we are in no doubt you will meet head on and overcome. Our thoughts are with you at this time and for the coming months. In your time, we look forward to seeing you around the club and at future games, no doubt helping out where you can.

  89. Richard Hughes

    From my family, all of which just love to watch you play, we can’t wait to see what you will do next. Speedy recovery and best wishes

  90. Anonymous

    Mate we are with you and on behalf of my own family, who have seen you play many times, we know that you will hit this head on….. get out of your way, Guns is coming!!