Category: A word From Jim

Magpies Sign ISC Flyers

Magpies sign Intrust Super Cup flyers

Author QRL Media & Nathan Jones  
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Over the past week, Souths Logan Magpies have announced the signings of experienced Intrust Super Cup flyers Linc Port and Matt Soper-Lawler.

Linc Port joins the Souths Logan Magpies after enjoying a successful 2018 season with Melbourne Storm feeder club, Easts Tigers. Port is a one of the competition’s best finishers, having scored 14 tries in 23 regular season appearances (6th highest try scorer), in 2018.

Matt Soper-Lawler joins the Magpies after spending the past two seasons with Sunshine Coast Falcons. Much like fellow recruit Port, Soper-Lawler is one of the competition’s leading try scorers, having scored 13 tries in 21 regular season appearances (10th highest try scorer), in 2018.

This comes after Souths Logan announced the signings of crafty Norths Devils rake Alex Bishop, Mackay Cutters fullback Jack Joass, and former Brisbane Broncos U20’s and Norths Devils playmaker Gerome Burns.

Along with these signings, Souths Logan have recently announced the re-signing of 2018 Intrust Super Cup Leading Point Scorer Guy Hamilton, along with Daniel Tamou, Rory Ferguson, AJ Tuimavave, Simione Fatafehi, Scott Doyle and Lenny Magey.

View Souths Logan Magpies – Year in Review

Note: QRL Media will be following gains and losses for all teams as we lead into season 2019. 

ALL SIGNINGS TO DATE 30/10/18

 

Souths Logan Women’s Awards Night

Souths Logan unveil Women’s Hall of Fame

Author QRL Media & Colleen Edwards  

The Souths Logan Magpies celebrated their rich history with Women’s Rugby League with the unveiling of their Honour Board and first induction into their Hall of Fame – the inimitable Karyn Murphy.

The night – themed ‘Back to Black and White’ was their 20th anniversary of Women’s Rugby League at the club – and also doubled as their club presentation evening.

Normally, the club would have incorporated the women’s awards into their club awards night (where Brendon Gibb took home the Intrust Super Cup Player of the Year Award) – but with many players involved in the NRLW competition; they were unable to attend.

The 2018 Souths Logan Magpies Women’s award winners are listed below:

Best Back: Meg Ward
Best Forward: Lilly Miako
Most Valuable Player: Mia Carter
Player of the Year: Annette Brander 

Annette Brander (who also played NRLW for the Dragons in 2018) was presented her Souths Logan Women's Player of the Year award by Karyn Murphy. Photo: QRL Media
Annette Brander (who also played NRLW for the Dragons in 2018) was presented her Souths Logan Women’s Player of the Year award by Karyn Murphy. Photo: QRL Media

Guests at the night included their first women’s coach David Lee and many of their former players, with their 20-year team also announced.

Murphy was named captain and her fellow Queensland Women’s Origin team assistant coach Nat Dwyer was named vice captain of the team.

Australian Jillaroos and Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw, although now playing Brother Ipswich, was a welcomed guest who also helped present the Best Back award and was acknowledged in the 100 Game Club along with Murphy, Renae Kunst, Dwyer, Tracey Thompson and Amie Solomona.

Members of the 20-Year Anniversary Souths Logan Women's team are presented by Rob Brough. Photo: QRL Media
Members of the 20-Year Anniversary Souths Logan Women’s team are presented by Rob Brough. Photo: QRL Media

Souths Logan Women’s Team of 20 Years

1. Tracey Thompson
2. Amy Karklis
3. Karen Shaw
4. Teresa Anderson
5. Casey Karklis
6. Ali Brigginshaw
7. Karyn Murphy (c)
8. Steph Hancock
9. Nat Dwyer (vc)
10. Millie Edwards
11. Jodie Billing
12. Renae Kunst
13. Tarah Westera
14. Rebecca Jones
15. Veronica White
16. Amie Solomona
17. Heather Ballinger

Karyn Murphy Player of the Year: Annette Brander
Best Forward: Lilly Miako
Best Back: Meg Ward
Most Valuable: Mia Carter
Souths Logan Magpies Women in attendance: Past & Present Players

A word from the CEO | Ed.16

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The week that was…

After a disappointing end to the season last week, we now look towards 2018 and reflect on 2017. It was certainly a great year for the club, with our Colts just missing the finals, our Mal Meninga finishing runners up in the State Final and the efforts of our Intrust Super Cup team throughout the season. To have 12 Juniors play In our first-grade side is certainly a testament to our Junior Development Program, and is something we are certainly very proud of at the Magpies. With less than a week since our final game, we have 95% of the team signed. With the signing of big Sam Lavea today, it certainly reinforces the confidence that our players have in the club and indeed the quality coaching staff that we have in place. With only a couple more to sign, which we are very confident of having finalised by the end of next week, we head into 2018 safe in the knowledge, that we will have a very competitive squad, with some great talent also in our Colts and 18’s there is plenty to be excited about.

It was certainly a great year for the club, with our Colts just missing the finals, our Mal Meninga finishing runners up in the State Final and the efforts of our Intrust Super Cup team throughout the season. To have 12 Juniors play In our first-grade side is certainly a testament to our Junior Development Program, and is something we are certainly very proud of at the Magpies. With less than a week since our final game, we have 95% of the team signed. With the signing of big Sam Lavea today, it certainly reinforces the confidence that our players have in the club and indeed the quality coaching staff that we have in place. With only a couple more to sign, which we are very confident of having finalised by the end of next week, we head into 2018 safe in the knowledge, that we will have a very competitive squad, with some great talent also in our Colts and 18’s there is plenty to be excited about.

With less than a week since our final game, we have 95% of the team signed. With the signing of big Sam Lavea today, it certainly reinforces the confidence that our players have in the club and indeed the quality coaching staff that we have in place. With only a couple more to sign, which we are very confident of having finalised by the end of next week, we head into 2018 safe in the knowledge, that we will have a very competitive squad, with some great talent also in our Colts and 18’s there is plenty to be excited about.

Until next week…

CEO | Jim McClelland

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A WORD FROM JIM

The week that was…

This weekend the boys take on the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the first round of elimination finals. This game and our result in reaching the finals is a fitting reward for the team, their efforts and the coaching and support staff who have worked so hard since November the 7th. It’s been a long time between drinks for the clubs and we are certainly looking forward to the game this weekend. I’m sure the boys will be up to the challenge as they have been for the last 25 rounds. It’s a young squad as we know, with the majority of the players re-signing for next year already. It’s very encouraging for the immediate future of the Magpies.

Congratulations also to Shane Boyd and the Colts on their season, while not making the finals the boys had an improved season on 2016, with a lot of the team still eligible for colts in 2018. I am sure that they too can go to the next level in 2018. Consistency and patience is the key at this level and hopefully with the experience gained throughout 2017 we will see the rewards of that next year.

Don’t forget, Sunshine Coast 1.30pm on Sunday, we need your support! I know it’s an effort to drive to the Sunshine Coast however the boys would really appreciate the black and white in the crowd, as we know the Sunshine Coast will be a buzz with atmosphere and supporters.

Until next week…

Jim McClelland | CEO

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The week that was…

With more players in the crowd then actually on the field it’s been a trying few weeks for the boys. We are hopeful of having Simi Fatafehi and Scott Doyle back for the Semi’s next week, but in their absence we have been very fortunate that the players who have taken their position have performed exceptionally well.

This weekend we travel to Mackay to take on the Mackay Cutters, a big game for the Magpies with the outcome and the result of the other games in particular determining the Semi-finals and the home game allocation.

Good luck also to our Colts this weekend, who are also a chance to make the Semi’s with a good performance required against the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

2017 has been a great year for the Magpies and I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all the Players, Coaches and Support staff for their efforts throughout the season.

Congratulations to Marsden, while they won’t successful in winning the State final, it’s a credit to the school for making it to the State Final, only being knocked out by Keebra.

Don’t forget Friday Night Food Markets are coming to Davies Park on the 13th of October, I’ll keep reminding you but we need to get you all along to support the Magpies!

Until next week …

Jim McClelland | CEO

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A WORD FROM JIM

The week that was…

After last week’s disappointing performance, the boys are eager to revenge the loss with a good showing at Davies Park against the CQ Capras. While the result was disappointing, it was great to see so many Souths old boys, sponsors and members in attendance for the Easts Game. It was a massive day for all in attendance and the club really appreciated the support shown by the Old Boys.

Congratulations also to Marsden High school who advanced to the NRL Schoolboy Cup. Marsden will be playing Keebra Park in the final on Wednesday at 3pm at Dolphin Oval. Good luck to the boys. Both teams have many of whom are part of our development squads. It will be a great game of footy! If you want to watch some mid-week action, make sure you get along to Redcliffe’s Dolphin Oval, to cheer the boys on.

Don’t forget our Friday Night markets are approaching! Make sure you save the date, Friday 13th of October.  For more up to date information, follow the Facebook page.

>> https://www.facebook.com/thesunsetsocial/ <<

Until next week…

Jim McClelland | CEO REPORT

A WORD FROM THE CEO | ED.12

The week that was…

This week sees us take on the Tigers at Davies park in U20’s & Intrust Super Cup, in what will certainly be a great afternoon of Footy. Sunday’s game is a match up that sees 4th v 5th with the winner claiming bragging rights as we head towards the Finals. A massive crowd is expected at Davies Park, in what should be a great game of footy.

With our Old Boys Day and Sponsors and Guardians joining us in the Beer Booth, there will be plenty of support to cheer the boys on and I’m sure plenty of memories relived by some of the former greats of the Magpies.

Congratulations Phil and Courtney on the birth of their Son Korbin ‘Phillip John” Dennis, Phil certainly had a big week playing his 250th Intrust Super Cup game and celebrating the birth of his Baby Boy!

Exciting news on the re-signing of Head Coach Jon Buchanan. The club is very fortunate to have re-signed Jon for the next three seasons. As we all know JB is a quality coach, well respected by his players and his peers and will continue to play a very important role in the immediate future of the Magpies.

So if you’re not doing anything on Sunday, head on down to Davies Park!

Until next week…

CEO | Jim McClelland

 

 

 

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CEO Report

Jim McClelland | Friday 4/08/17 9.18am

The week that was…

After a well-deserved weekend off, the boys are preparing for another road trip to Cairns, this weekend, to take on the Northern Pride. In what will be a very important game for the boys at this time of the season, we need to be up against an improving Pride side on their home ground.

This week also sees our Club Captain Phil Dennis reach yet another milestone in his career, by playing his 250th Intrust Super Cup game. Phil is the highest capped ever Magpie in our 109 year history and I’ve said it on several occasions, I’ve witnessed some of the greats play the game and represent the Magpies over my time at the club and Phil would not be out of place in any era. He is a credit to the club, the game and most importantly himself. Always leading by example and the club once again acknowledges the great achievements of one of its favourite sons, Philly D.

Also exciting news for our Co Captain this week Dan Tamou and his wife Bianca, giving birth to their first child Iysabella. It’s been a disappointing year for Dan, with his injury keeping him out for the season. This week is certaintely a highlight for Dan and Bianca.

Don’t forget if you’re in Brissy and are looking to watch some footy over the weekend, our Colts are playing the Sunshine Coast Falcons at Logan Brothers at 4.45pm Saturday, so please get out and support the young Magpies.

Until next week…

Jim McClelland | CEO

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Jim McClelland | Friday 12:20pm 2017

The week that was…

While last Weekend was very taxing on the group with the amount of travel required to and from Julia Creek, it certainly was a great experience for some of the younger members of our team who had not experienced a country week before. As usual the hospitality of the Organising Committee and indeed the town, was first class and Country Week is one of, if not, the most important dates on the Intrust Calender each year. To see the lengths people in the bush have to go to, to participate in rugby league, is an absolute credit to their commitment and resilience and each year country week continues to  offer the high quality of football to people who don’t have the regular opportunity to see these games live. The game itself showcased our level of football and was a very close game from start to finish, with our boys getting a couple of late tries to finish on top of the Tweed team. It was also great to see Sammy Scarlett in game 2 of his comeback, receive man of the match. We all know Sammy’s ability and it’s great to have him back for the back end of the Season, playing good footy, as we head into finals.

Things are still pumping at the Nest. With a new work for the dole program starting this week, works will include an upgrade to the outdoor toilets, landscaping and block work, along with the final works in the courtyard. While we have been awaiting final council approval for those works, we are confident we will have that resolved by the end of August.

Have a great Weekend! Don’t forget we have 2 more home games left this year, Round 23 against the Easts Tigers & Round 24 against The CQ Capras! Make sure you save the date and come support the Magpies as we push forward to our first finals appearance since 2012.

Until next week…

CEO | Jim McClelland