Wayne Petterd will coach Broadbeach in 2014.
Wayne Petterd will coach Broadbeach in the QAFL in 2014.
Petterd, who has been a Cats assistant coach for the past two seasons, will replace Matt Angus, who decided to take a break from coaching altogether.
The former coach spoke highly of Petterd.
““Wayne is the perfect candidate for the job”, Angus said.
“He has exceptional one-on-one skills and understands and embraces the path that the club has undertaken.
“His appointment will be widely applauded by the playing group and I am sure he will be a great success. I thoroughly endorse his appointment.”
Petterd has a long and decorated history in Australian football, both at Broadbeach and in Tasmania, where he played 238 games for Hobart.
In that time, Petterd played in four grand finals for two premierships and captained the club for numerous years.
After he finished playing, Petterd coached Hobart for three years, as well as stints at Lindisfame and Hounville, winning a premiership before heading up to the Gold Coast.
Petterd coached the Cats reserves to a premiership in 2004 before becoming a senior assistant.
He returned to the club in 2012, for his latest assistant coaching stint, and is excited to taker up the head coaching role next season.
“There is genuine excitement about the club’s future prospects and a feeling that the club is about to embark on an exciting period in its history” he said.
“I have really enjoyed working alongside someone as professional and visionary as Matt Angus and I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the Club forward in the QAFL.
“We have an outstanding bunch of players and individuals at this Club and they show an extraordinary level of commitment, passion and dedication – to each other and the Broadbeach Football Club.”
Broadbeach Football Committee Director, Geoff Bower said that Petterd was an obvious choice for the senior role.
“We were very happy that Wayne wanted the job and delighted to have someone with his experience and knowledge,” Bower said..
“We had a succession plan in place and, when Matt decided to take the year off, it was pretty clear cut. He will be a great asset to Broadbeach SAFC.
“Matt’s contribution to our club has been extraordinary and he has set the club up for an exciting future.”