LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Justin Leppitsch, Senior Coach of the Lions looks on during the 2015 AFL round 22 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Australia on August 29, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Lions’ Chairman Bob Sharpless made the announcement at the club’s season launch in Brisbane on Monday night.

“Our football club is on a journey and the hardest part of our journey is now done in many respects,” Leppitsch said.

“We have made a lot of changes over the past two years but they have been changes for the better and we will see positive results in the years ahead.

“The recommitment of so many of our current players, as well as the influx of quality players and staff show that we are on the right track.

“We still have a lot of work to do but our foundation is strong and our future is bright.”

Leppisch has won 11 of 44 matches in charge of the Lions since taking over at the beginning of the 2014 season.


  1. I say this is where clubs are wrong ~ how many coaches have had extensions & failed…. ?? Been sacked not long after …!! Just saying…
    Do a probationary time then review the stats leave it to the board …!!

  2. They gave him an extension because he has a young squad and a pretty daunting first half of the season. The contract to secure him allow his him to concentrate on coaching the team rather than thinking about whether or not he will lose his job at the end of the year John Gilby Dillon.

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