Rodger was born in Cooma in August 1934 and was educated at Canberra Grammar and The Kings at Parramatta. Rodger has lived on the Monaro for all of his life. He has been competing in and winning championships since the 1950’s.
Rodger’s grandfather arrived in Cooma in 1885. He was a Stock and Station Agent and a Cooma Councillor and owned the building where the ANZ Bank now stands. Roger’s father, Reg Sands, farmed ‘Lake Plain’ on Slacks Creek Road, Cooma where Rodger resides today.
Rodger’s achievements have included:
Winner NSW Field & Game Side by Side Championship as Super Veteran 2006;
A member of the 1969 NSW State Clay Target Shooting Team;
Winner NSW Deauville Doubles Championships, Queanbeyan Gun Club, 1957, partnered by Bill Ryall;