Blackwood steps down as Brahmans coach
BRAHMANS coach Anthony Blackwood has stood down from the top job to be with his family.
Blackwood has been at the club for two and a half years but told the committee he needed to be with his partner and their young baby.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for him choosing family over football because family is a priority – and that’s what I told the boys,” Brahmans secretary Michael Lee said.
“There’s no hard feelings and we’ve left the door open for whatever capacity he wants.”
Blackwood will also relin- quish the boots but Lee said he would always be welcomed at the club and paid tribute to his numerous contributions.
“I think what he has done is set a benchmark,” Lee said.
“He brought a professionalism and standard that is the benchmark. That’s the level we want to continue to achieve and continue to improve on.”
Whitsunday veteran James Webb will take over as coach for the remainder of the season.
“When he talks, they listen. He will focus on the basics and he’s already got plans in place,” Lee said.