Richard Gask first played for University Football Club in 1964 and quickly earned himself a place in the A1 side as a half back flanker. Richard played mostly in the A1’s up until the end of the 1968 season, playing a key role in the A1 Premiership side of that season, where he played every game for the season and was high up in the best players in the Finals. He was awarded a Half Blue for Football in 1968.
After this high point in his career, Richard took over the A3 side as Captain-Coach, before retiring to the more leisurely pace of A3 Reserves in a few games in 1971 and 1972. In 1974 he coached the very successful A3 team that finished third after leading the competition for much of the season and being Minor Premiers.
Richard played Inter-Varsity football in Perth, Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide. (Note P.J.L. (Paul) Rofe, I.R. (Ian) Jonasson and Richard were responsible for organising the latter Carnival).
A very active Club member off the field, Richard was Assistant Secretary in 1965 and Social Committee Chairman in 1978. He was a member of the Management Committee from 1965 until 1977 and served as Chairman from 1970 to 1978. Richard was awarded the Best Club Man trophy for his efforts in 1967.
There are few men who have put as much back into the Club as Richard Gask. In 1979 he was elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Club.