Lindsay joins QRL team
South East Division is pleased to announce the appointment of former Intrust Super Cup player and Scotland international Brendon Lindsay as QRL Manager Ipswich.
Lindsay, the fifth most capped play in Cup history (224 overall games), will commence his new role after Easter.
Since retiring from the Intrust Super Cup, Lindsay has been working in a development role with the Ipswich Jets, the 2015 premiers and NRL State Champions.
He also enjoyed a short playing stint in the Ipswich Rugby League with the Northern Suburbs Tigers.
“I have really enjoyed my time with the Jets,” Lindsay said.
“This new position is one that excites me; and for my own career development, it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of growing the game in the region and working with the juniors and seniors.”
South East Division Chairman Brad Tallon said Lindsay has the experience and skills to create a “cohesive environment” for the game in Ipswich to flourish.
“It’s fantastic to appoint such a well-respected and well-known rugby league identity to this important role,” Tallon said.
“We all know about Brendon’s extensive achievements on the rugby league field in our state’s premier competition.
“To top that off, he’s played in the local league here and has been actively involved in Game Development and other important off-field initiatives.”
One of Lindsay’s key targets will be planning for the future, with particular reference to population growth projections for the region.
He will also look to provide ongoing support for the two senior expansion clubs – Eastern Cobras and Valley Dragons.
Enhancing pathway models for all players will be another key priority when he steps into the position later this month.
Lindsay finished his Cup career with 569 points following stints with Ipswich, Logan and the Gold Coast.