The Village Motors Redcliffe Dolphins have announced that Troy Lindsay has chosen to not pursue an extended deal to coach the club into 2016.

“Troy has indicated that he will not be seeking the position next season due to work commitments involved in running his family business,” Redcliffe General Manager of Football Operations Grant Cleal said.

The club appointed Lindsay at the start of the 2014 season, replacing John Dixon. Lindsay coached the 2012 Colts team to a premiership and has blooded most of that side in Premier Grade over his two seasons in the top job, a move that will see the club benefit in the near future.

“The club, the Board of Directors and the entire playing and coaching staff have a great respect for Troy and the effort he has put into his coaching over the past 5 years, all of that on the back of 314 games for the Club as a player makes him one of the most prominent contributors to the Dolphin’s history,” Cleal said.

When asked about his decision to finish at the end of this season Lindsay said it was a difficult choice to make.

“It was difficult because the club has been and still will be a big part of my life, but I need to consider the day-to-day commitments I have running my business and time just does not allow for it. I have enjoyed my time as head coach.”

The Village Motors Group Dolphins will now go to the market in search of a head coach to lead them into the club’s next successful period.