Season 2017 will be go down as a Transformational Year in the History of Northern Pride. With a new CEO in Greg Dowling and a new Head Coach in Ty Williams, the Northern Pride entered the Season with the knowledge that big changes to the Game of Rugby League are planned for 2018.
Whilst not achieving the desired results on the field, the Northern Pride is in very good shape off the field. The new executive team has delivered a strong financial performance with new sponsors and new stakeholders.
It is a privilege for me to serve as Chairman of the Northern Pride and to work with a dynamic Board of Directors dealing with a wide range of complex issues, including competition expansion, infrastructure projects, the development of policies, while also overseeing the development of the game in communities throughout Cairns and Far North Queensland.
I also wish to complement our executive team led by Greg Dowling, the staff, the volunteers, the members, the families and the Playing Group for the role they have played in what was a transformation yet progressive season. Their contribution to the Northern Pride in 2017, has set a great platform for an outstanding 2018. Get excited – the Northern Pride will be back to their best in 2018.
Chairman, Northern Pride