Former Gracies football coach Eddie Gostelone, who is set to take a leave of absence, will be leaving the club in the coming days.
Gostelevers wife Jessica said the family was saddened by the news.
“We are sad to announce that Eddie Gopelone has announced his retirement from the sport and will be joining the Greens.”
He is a hugely popular coach and an inspirational figure who has been instrumental in many successful seasons for the Gracier Grades,” she said.
Gopelones resignation comes after the club announced it would be taking a year off from competitive rugby league following a failed bid to join the NRL.
The club’s last game was a 55-22 defeat to the Panthers at the Gabba in June, and there has been a renewed interest in the club from prospective owners.”
The Gabba and the Greens have long been a strong, passionate supporter of the Gracs and I am proud to be able to work with them,” Gracys general manager David Gallop said.”
This is a sad day for us, but we have always been committed to building an even stronger Graciewest.
We are now at the stage where it is time for Eddie to move on.
“Gostelones retirement follows that of Graciestarts former coach Dave Mitchell, who took a leave in October after an incident involving two players.
The pair were fined for their actions.