McKellar re-commits to Plus500 Brumbies

Wed, 10/02/2021, 09:00 pm
Brumbies Media
by Brumbies Media
Dan McKellar will coach the Brumbies until at least the end of 2022. Photo: Getty Images

The Plus500 Brumbies are delighted to announce head coach Dan McKellar has committed to the club until the end of 2022.

The contract extension comes off the back of McKellar leading the side to the inaugural Super Rugby AU title last year.

2021 will be the 44-year-old's fourth season in charge at the club with the side winning 24 of their past 33 matches, including 17 of their last 19 at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

McKellar first arrived in the capital in 2011, where he took the Tuggeranong Vikings to back-to-back John I Dent Championships, before joining the Brumbies as an assistant coach in 2013.

McKellar's contract extension comes with assistant coaches Laurie Fisher and Rod Seib also committed to the Brumbies for next season.

Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “I couldn't be happier to be extending my time here at the Brumbies, it's a great club and Canberra is certainly home for me and my family."

"We achieved some success here last year but as a group we know we have plenty to improve on and our goal is to make the program here at the Brumbies the best in the world.

"We have excellent staff here across the board and to know I'll be working alongside Laurie and Rod for the next two seasons is great for the program.

"I'd like to thank Phil Thomson and the board for their endorsement and support and can't wait for the season to kick off next week."

Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said: “We're delighted Dan will be staying with us here at the Plus500 Brumbies until at least the end of next year."

"He's fast becoming one of the brightest young professional coaches in the game and it's been pleasing to see how he has built the program since taking over in 2018.

"To have Laurie and Rod alongside him for the next two seasons is great for the continuity of the team and we're looking forward to seeing them take to the field next Friday night."

The Plus500 Brumbies will take on the Western Force in Round One of Super Rugby AU at HBF Park in Perth next Friday night at 9:55pm AEDT. LIVE and AD FREE on Stan Sport. 

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