Easts Rugby Union have appointed Simon Craig as Head Coach of Easts Premier Grade.

Simon “Craigy” Craig has had a long and successful association with Easts dating back to 2008 when coaching his sons in Easts Juniors.

He moved into the Easts senior coaching ranks in 2010 with 2nd Grade and has continued his coaching development through to Premier grade programs including successful Premiership winning teams.

In addition to his involvement at Easts, Craigy has coached a number of representative teams including QLD Reds U/16’s, QLD Reds Academy and QLD Reds Super W bringing a wealth a knowledge and experience to the role.

Craigy’s appointment continues Easts High Performance coaching environment at the club follo

wing a successful period with Ben Mowen as outgoing Head Coach who is joining the coaching ranks of ACT Brumbies in 2024. Easts thanks Ben for his service to the club and wishes him well as he progresses his coaching career.

Easts Rugby Union President David Waldie:

“We are very excited to have appointed Craigy as Head Coach.  Craigy has a deep understanding of our ‘Tiger for Life’ culture and knowledge of our player group and pathways to ensure continued success the club.”

“We have watched as Simon has developed into a highly successful mentor and coach of both men women including at Super representative level.  It reflects the development and pathway culture that exists at Tigerland.”

Simon Craig:

“My whole family has been deeply involved in the Easts community over the years and it’s safe to say we are all Tigers for life”.

“It’s a special Rugby club that welcomes one-and-all, and it doesn’t matter if you’re playing sixth grade on a Friday night, packing down with the Women’s squad or running out in front of the Tiger Army in Premier Grade, as long as you’re willing to buy into the club culture you’re part of the family.”

“I look forward to taking the reins in 2024 and working alongside the players, staff and volunteers across the whole club to shape the next chapter in Tiger history.”