Coach’s future is ‘not definite’

Group 20 rugby league

LEETON captain-coach Willie McDonald has signalled his intention to stay on with the minor premiers next year, but admits it’s “not definite” that he will remain in Group 20.

The New Zealand-born forward guided a new-look Greens side to top spot in his maiden season in charge and said the club is keen to secure his signature.

But McDonald, who coached Moss Vale to a Group 6 premiership in 2010, told The Area News he was unsure of his next move.

Asked if he would be in Leeton colours next year, he said: “More than likely, but it’s not definite yet.”

“The club wants me to stick around but I’ve got to work out a personal few things, and we’ll go from there. 

“I should know in the next couple of weeks what I’m doing.”

McDonald did, however, rule out the prospect of switching to another Group 20 club if he and Leeton do not come to an agreement.

Several sides, including the Waratah Tigers and Darlington Point-Coleambally, are on the hunt for a new coach.

“I won’t go play for another Group 20 side,” McDonald said. 

“I’m more than happy with the way Leeton’s treating me, it’s a great little club. 

“It’s a great bunch of boys and I can’t really complain. 

“They were a pleasure to coach and play with and everyone feels there’s some unfinished business there too.”

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