Justin may want to come back

FRENCHVILLE Sports Club Capricorn Cougars coach Justin Kilshaw might be leaving for Brisbane next year, but he still wants to coach the Cougars again in next year's Football Queensland 2006 State Cup.

"If the new structure goes ahead, as is planned, then I might throw my hat into the ring to come back here,'' said Kilshaw, who coached the Cougars for the past two seasons.

The Cougars bowed out of the 2005 campaign at Ryan Park on Saturday night with a 2-1 semifinal loss to Far North Queensland.

The loss marked the end of a long, but successful, season and left Kilshaw pining for more coaching duties.

Kilshaw has been appointed director of coaching at the Albany Creek club in Brisbane where he will work on their football program, prepare the club's youth team for senior football and act as a consultant.

The ultimate goal is to become a full-time coach.

"My passion is coaching,'' Kilshaw said.

The Cougars club filled a void in Kilshaw's coaching wish-list, wanting to coach one particular squad of players and watching them develop.

Kilshaw arrived in Rockhampton in September 2002 as the Central Queensland director of coaching and was later the Frenchville Sports Club sports manager until taking up the Cougars position last year.

He is the first to admit his time in the region has been a "learning curve'' dealing with so many more aspects aside from coaching ? areas like coaching education, dealing with parents and working with different sports.

However, he remains impressed with some of the football talent emerging from this region.

Kilshaw starts at Albany Creek on January 14.

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