I’m incredibly humbled and honoured to be writing to you for the first time as Head Coach of the St.George Queensland Reds.
It has been a difficult year for Reds fans and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We have the most passionate fans in Super Rugby and are privileged to represent the proud state of Queensland.
I’ve been tasked with leading this team forward, to get it back to being a strong and successful side. I’m very passionate about Queensland and I want to see us winning Rugby games.
When you see us play it’s important that we play a style of rugby, which you recognise as 'Queensland Rugby'. History shows that when Queensland has been great, we’ve had a strong forward pack and a team that plays for each other and with some good attacking flair.
Our goal next year is simple: we need to improve on-field results.
We’re excited by our playing roster for 2017. We have already identified and developed some of the best young players in the country, like Taniela Tupou, Andrew Ready and Samu Kerevi, and are bringing in some talented and seasoned campaigners in George Smith and Stephen Moore to provide further experience and leadership to the squad.
For everybody involved at the St.George Queensland Reds ‘Answering the Call’ is a two-way street. By this, I mean that we’ve looked inwardly at everything we need to do to ensure that we perform to our potential and reach our own expectations in 2017. Likewise, we hope that you’ll ‘Answer the Call’ by joining the Reds Family in 2017.
Thank you for your support.
Go the Reds.
Nick StilesHead Coach, St.George Queensland Reds