GC SUNS VFL Head Coach Josh Drummond has today been inducted into the Queensland Football Hall of Fame.
Now in his fourth season in a coaching role at the club, Drummond’s choice to expand his experience and take charge of the club’s league-leading VFL side in 2023 is the latest achievement in Queensland football, dating back to junior days at Maroochydore.
After representing Queensland at Under 18 level and plying his trade for three seasons in the QAFL, Drummond earned the first of his 94 AFL games in Round 8, 2005, debuting for the Brisbane Lions in Adelaide.
His playing career at the Lions saw Drummond and his lethal left boot regularly entrusted with kick-in duties as well as being elevated into the leadership group in the latter stages of his career before injuries brought a close to his playing career, also opening the door into the coaches box.
Drummond joined former teammate Brad Scott at North Melbourne where he coached for six seasons in a variety of roles. He initially joined as a development coach before moving into Assistant Coach positions, overseeing both the defensive and midfield groups.
He returned home to Queensland in 2020, taking up a similar position under Senior Coach Stuart Dew and has overseen the progression of the SUNS defence in that time, being taking the reigns of the club’s VFL side in 2023.
The role of the Hall of Fame is to recognise and enshrine players, coaches, umpires, administrators, media representatives, events, teams and venues that have made a most significant contribution to the game of Australian Football in Queensland since its inception in 1866.