As you may or may not be aware, Josh Hannay will not be continuing the coaching position with the club in the 2017 season. Josh has been offered a position with the North Queensland Cowboys and after a very difficult decision has decided to accept it and move forward with his coaching career. As all of you are aware, Josh had done a tremendous job for the club and has been a very valuable asset to the Magpies.

Today the club will move forward with the coaching position, announcing Jon Buchanan as the head coach for the 2017/2018 season. Jon is the current first grade coach of Wynnum Manly and an excellent replacement for Josh. Jon brings with him a wealth of experience at Q Cup level, and the club believes an ideal fit for the current young roster we have and will continue to have with our affiliation through the Broncos.

At this stage with three games left to play and a bye, we know Josh will be working very hard to extend his coaching career with the Magpies into the finals.

Kind Regards,

Jim McClelland | CEO Souths Logan Magpies