Brumbies find calm waters for $14,000 profit at AGM

Assistant coach Dan McKellar will be named as the Brumbies Head coach for the 2018 season. Photo by karleen Minney. Assistant coach Dan McKellar will be named as the Brumbies Head coach for the 2018 season. Photo by karleen Minney.
Nanjing Night Net

The ACT Brumbies hope to bury the turmoil of recent years when they announce a modest profit at the Super Rugby club’s annual general meeting on Wednesday night.

Brumbies officials are expecting minimal disruptions at the meeting and will delay the appointment of two board members until next year to meet the selection criteria.

The club is also close to implementing a new strategic plan to secure their long-term future after the ARU consider axing them from Super Rugby earlier this year.

The Brumbies will pocket $14,000 and record a profit for the first time in six years when the figures are expected to the ACT Rugby Union’s key stakeholders.

There has been angst in the Brumbies’ board room in recent years and the club has lost more than $3 million in the past three seasons.

But it is hoped the lingering pain of chief executive changes and power struggles will be forgotten when chairman Robert Kennedy and boss Michael Thomson detail their vision for the future.

The changing of the guard for the Brumbies will be on the field next year when coach Dan McKellar takes the reins for the first time.

McKellar has appointed Peter Hewat and Laurie Fisher as his assistants to join returning coaches Dan Palmer and Peter Ryan.

The Brumbies has also recruited a handful of Western Force players, including Chance Peni, Isi Naisarani and Richie Arnold, after the Perth club was cut from Super Rugby.

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