THE Absolute Enterprises Mackay Cutters are pleased to announce that head coach Kim Williams will extend his stay in Mackay for the 2015 season.
The premiership winning coach made no secret of his desire to climb the coaching ladder, but is certainly happy to continue working hard for the Cutters until that opportunity presents.
“I am excited by the new challenges that lay ahead for the Cutters," Williams said. "We have rebuilt the squad from last year and retained plenty of key players.
"If the right opportunity had presented I would have considered the challenge of stepping to the next level but it is not to be at the moment.
"I am more determined than ever to get the Cutters back in contention during 2015.”
Williams has been working tirelessly during the off season to ensure the Cutters hit the ground running in 2015.
This includes planning for the Intrust Super Cup program, but also co-ordinating the program for the newly formed Cutters Academy and Coach Mentor programs.
Mackay Cutters CEO Glenn Ottaway praised Williams’ work ethic despite some uncertainty over his future.
“Plenty of people wanted to tell us that Kim had a job somewhere else. Internally, we knew he was committed to our club and ensuring we were well ahead of schedule in our preparation for 2015," Ottaway said.
"The fact that he has not stopped working for one day despite some uncertainty shows the quality of coach and person that we have."
He added, “we are a pathway club, so when players or staff get the sniff of an opportunity at the next level we support them through the process.”
The Cutters playing squad will reform in early November and start what is sure to be a gruelling preseason.
The Junior Academies will also start preparation intermittently between November and January.