The Board of Directors of Magpies Sporting Club are experienced and passionate, helping to guide Magpies Sporting Club into the future, alongside the professional Management team.
Ray Golding

Ray saw the potential in Magpies Sporting Club early on, and was elected to the board in 2002. His extensive experience in Finance and Hospitality spanning more than 40 years has been vital in developing Magpies. Ray’s proudest achievement to date is seeing the club develop and become financially sound resulting in the club buy back from the landlord in November 2015.

Vice Chairman

Paul became a member of Magpies in 1995 and it’s been in his blood ever since. His interest in sport led him to join the board in 1999, then chairman in 2003 and has now led to a lifelong attachment to Magpies. Paul gets great satisfaction in the amount of financial support Magpies gives to the community and affiliate clubs.

Carol Hodge

Carol is a Magpies supporter through and through, having been involved with Magpies Sports Council and the dog obedience club. As a member of the board since 2006 she takes pride in being a part of the complete refurbishment of the club, and seeing the progress made with the sporting grounds.


Steve was appointed to the board in 2018 having over 30 years experience in the financial services sector. He has lived and worked in Mackay his entire life and looks forward to working with the board to continue the growth of Magpies Sporting Club for the next generation.


Ken was first invovled with Magpies in 1972 as a Rugby League junior and he continued through to seniors in 1993. When his sons started playing, he took on coaching, committee and executive roles. Ken is a Foundation and Honorary life member of Magpies Sporting Club and a life member of both Junior and Senior Magpies Rugby League Clubs. He was awarded 2011 Magpie of the Year and was appointed director in 2019.