Posted: 19 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Rockliff's Future Confirmed
The Brisbane Lions have confirmed the skipper Tom Rockliff will see out his contract with the club.
Here is the full statement from the Brisbane Lions website:
Tom Rockliff will remain a Brisbane Lion in 2017.
Rockliff’s manager Tom Petroro has informed the Club that the 26-year-old will see out his contract until the end of next season.
New Senior Coach Chris Fagan and Football General Manager David Noble met with Rockliff and Petroro in Melbourne last week to discuss the Club’s new direction and Rockliff’s future.
Noble said Rockliff and the Lions had considered their positions and were happy to move ahead with the midfielder as part of the Club’s new start.
“Tom is 100 percent committed to where we are headed and the journey we are going to take together as a Club,” said Noble.
“Our program demands selfless footballers and leaders who can help others lift their games to a higher level.
“Chris has spoken to Tom about raising the bar on his performance in the year ahead and there is a definite understanding on that.
“We’re happy that Tom is staying at the Club and we all look forward to better times ahead.”
Noble said leadership positions at the Club would be decided over the pre-season.
“Chris and his coaching team will assess the leadership in the weeks and months ahead,” said Noble.
“A leadership group will then be selected based on our values.
“As a Club, we want to become relevant again and a huge part of that is making sure our culture is strong and we live by the values at the heart of that culture.”