Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mackay Region Making Mark at Brisbane Club

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mackay Region Making Mark at Brisbane Club

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Luis Narvaez

luis.narvaez@dailymercury.com.au

CONNECTION

Mackay region players at Souths Logan:

Coach: Josh Hannay (Moranbah)

Sam Gardel (Whitsunday)

Jake Eden (Moranbah)

Kailem Perkins, pictured below (Souths)

Travis Waddell (Whitsunday, Brisbane Broncos-aligned player)

RUGBY LEAGUE: It's about a 10-hour drive from Mackay to Brisbane but one of the state capital's proudest clubs has a distinct Mackay region connection.

Souths Logan Magpies, coached by one of Moranbah's favourite football sons, Josh Hannay, has a wealth of our region's talent.

It's not all by chance.

Hannay said his time playing and coaching in the region weighed on his recruiting.

"It's not just the top-end talent up there," Hannay said.

"Some of the guys running around in the local comp have plenty to offer.

"It would be remiss of me, as a coach, to not look at trying to pinch a guy from the (Mackay) district."

Hannay recruited Mackay's Kailem Perkins this year. …

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