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[h=1]CQ NRL bid joins forces with Capras in boost for league[/h] http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/cq-nrl-bid-joins-forces-capras-boost-league/1598099/#comments Have your say
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http://media2.apnonline.com.au/img/media/images/2012/09/11/25-1819397-gla180812nrlb_fct1024x630x52_t460.jpg CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe. Contributed
THE CQ Capras and the CQ NRL Bid have joined together to form a powerful and progressive new rugby league entity.
Prominent businessman Geoff Murphy will chair the newly formed board and former Capras chairman Doug Webber will be deputy chairman.
Representatives from the CQ NRL Bid board and the current Capras board will make up the new CQ Capras board.
Denis Keeffe will assume the joint role of CEO of the CQ NRL Bid and CQ Capras, while CQ NRL Bid's business and community development manager Walson Carlos will serve as the CQ Capras operations manager.
Longstanding major sponsor, the Rockhampton Leagues Club, will continue its association with the new CQ Capras entity, providing vital financial support for Central Queensland's premier rugby league club.
The merger has been endorsed by the QRL, NRL and ARL commission and will be a massive boost for rugby league in Central Queensland.
Mr Murphy said it was a great day for rugby league in the region.
"I'm excited by the potential of this merger and I'd like to acknowledge the great work done by the former Capras board," Mr Murphy said.
Former Capras chairman Doug Webber, who will now fill the role of vice-chairman for the new Capras board, said he couldn't be happier with the partnership.
"It's great to have people of the calibre of Geoff Murphy and Denis Keeffe with the expertise and experience in rugby league and business, and I look forward to working closely with them to take the Capras to the next level," he said.
Mr Keeffe said it was time for Central Queenslanders to unite and get behind the exciting new entity.
"I feel sure the CQ Capras will be successful on and off the football field and will make the region very proud of our performances,
"I'd like to challenge any former players, officials, spectators, members, supporters and sponsors to contact the club about the wonderful opportunities that now exist."



http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/cq-nrl-bid-joins-forces-capras-boost-league/1598099/ 
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"New joint CQ NRL Bid & CQ Capras chief executive Denis Keeffe (left), CQ NRL Bid and CQ Capras chairman Geoff Murphy, deputy chairman Doug Webber and Rockhampton Rugby League (RLC board member) chairman Mick Johns at today's exciting announcement for rugby league in this region."

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[h=1]CQ NRL BID AND CAPRAS JOIN FORCES[/h] http://www.cqnrlbid.com.au/2012/10/cq-nrl-bid-and-capras-join-forces/ 
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Same deal between jets and western corridor and Sths-Logan and the bombers would be good! Suspect plans may be officially made futile in very near future though. 
sevens

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I assume the lack of expansion may dent the deal.
Are the Broncos alinged with the Capras....and if so what are the implications?
Is Brown Park locked in,or will Vic park get a look in? 
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Official NRL strategic release on Monday, but have heard the ARLC havent looked at expansion analysis yet either.

I asked that yesterday, it won't affect the Broncos arrangement but hopefully players such as Granville, Gibb, Hunt at the Broncos will be looked at for Capras (although may be difficult due to any contract/current arrangements) etc

Browne Park is locked in also they mentioned. 
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[h=1]CQ NRL merger endorsed by the game's major heavyweights[/h] http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/merger-endorsed-by-big-players/1599492/#comments Have your say
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http://media2.apnonline.com.au/img/media/images/2012/10/27/9-1546454-rok261012sleague3_t460.jpg Geoff Murphy * newly appointed Capras chairman. CQ Capras and CQ NRL Bid announce they are joining forces. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK261012sleague3
RUGBY LEAGUE: The united entity, CQ Capras, has the support of heavyweights in the game.
The merger was endorsed by the NRL, Queensland Rugby League and the Australian Rugby League Commission, which all see it as a massive boost to rugby league in Central Queensland.
The CQ NRL Bid's Denis Keeffe and Geoff Murphy recently met in Brisbane with the various parties, including Brisbane Broncos chief executive Paul White.
"The Capras have been affiliated with the Broncos for the last few years and they want to be more active in promoting their brand here, and they are considering bringing a couple of Broncos games to Central Queensland," joint CQ NRL Bid and CQ Capras' CEO Denis Keeffe said.
However, nothing was set in concrete and he was not sure when the games would occur or how many, he said.
Keeffe said White was committed to the Broncos' association with the Capras going forward, and intended to get more involved with the CQ club and foster the link.
The CQ Capras also intended to ramp up the Capras' community involvement, and try to reinstate their home ground Browne Park to its glory days.
"We want the Capras to be something all of CQ is proud of," Keeffe said. "We want to get league to another level so people can see the real potential CQ has. "We want to get Browne Park back to how it was 10 years ago - packed houses for home games, there to see local players."

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/merger-endorsed-by-big-players/1599492/

Mentions those questions in todays Bully... 
LeagueGuru

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Whist I agree with the bid deal and Capras joining up one thing concerns me. They continually talk about pathways and retaining local players. You can't have a "pathway" without a NRL team. Currently players are being developed by the bid team through under 13 & 14s. With no pathway, we all know where they will end up, considering the influence of a few local coaches. The Bronks get a fair bit out of CO for little return. (I woudn't hold my breath on Gibb, Granville or Hunt being allocated to the Capras) 
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Giant Prop Gives CQ Capras A Lift



16/11/2012 8:47:13 AM

THE CQ Capras have today announced 19-year old Jamie Cairney as a new addition to the squad for 2013.
A 112kg front-rower, Cairney has arrived in Rockhampton after playing last season for the Shellharbour side in the Illawarra competition.
CQ Capras Coach John Harbin welcomed the addition of Cairney to his squad;
“Jamie is a top kid and he has come out of a competition that many people regard as the best regional competition in the country. He’s an out-and-out front-rower and will strengthen the depth in our squad,” Harbin said.
Newly appointed CEO Denis Keeffe said the Capras were building nicely for the 2013 season.
“The squad is coming together quite nicely for the upcoming season," he said.
"One thing I can guarantee is that this team will turn up every week and give their all for the CQ Capras. We need the community to get behind the Capras for this club to be successful. The best way to do that is to get online and become a member. Our 2013 memberships go on sale Monday.”
The CQ Capras play trial games at Browne Park on February 9 against a Brisbane Broncos U20s side and on February 16 against the Mackay Cutters.
Jamie Cairney represented the NSW U16 side and played SG Ball for the U18 Illawarra Steelers.

http://www.qrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=65961&title=giant-prop-gives-cq-capras-a-lift

Central Queensland Capras:
Coach: John Harbin
Gains: Jamie Cairney (Shellharbour), Ben Breckon (Clermont), Ian Webster (Gladstone Brothers), Mick Esdale (USA), Todd Titmus (Norths – Rockhampton), Logan Sullivan (Central Highlands), Andrew Dale (Norths – Rockhampton), Lee Mitchell (Castleford Tigers)
Losses: Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm), Guy Williams (France), Dave McLellan (USA), Mitch Zornig (injured), Reece Goldsmith (NSW), Ben Bromley (France)

http://www.qrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=65926&title=intrust-super-cup-player-gains-&-losses 
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[h=1]New recruit has the right attitude for the CQ Capras outfit[/h]
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http://media2.apnonline.com.au/img/media/images/2012/11/15/9-1580666-rok151112league2_fct769x473_t460.jpg CQ Capras' new signing Jamie Cairney. Photo: Contributed. Contributed
RUGBY LEAGUE: As the Central Queensland Capras prepare to start pre-season training on Monday, coach John Harbin has revealed a new signing.
The new recruit for the 2013 Intrust Super Cup team is Jamie Cairney, a 19-year-old, 112kg front rower from Illawarra.
Last year, Cairney played A-grade for Shellharbour. He also represented Illawarra Jersey Flegg and played for the under-18 New South Wales Country side.
The talented forward has also been part of the Saint George-Illawarra Dragons development system.
Head coach Harbin said a player of Cairney's callibre will bolster the Capras.
"Jamie's an out and out front-rower who we have recruited from what many people regard as the best regional competition in the country alongside Newcastle," Harbin explained.
"Jamie is a top kid and his attitude is spot-on."
Joint CQ NRL Bid and Capras operations manager Walson Carlos added it was a very exciting time for the club.
"It's an exciting time for the CQ Capras club and it's great to see that John's roster is coming together well for the 2013 season," Carlos said.
"As a club our focus now is on engaging the Central Queensland community through CQ Capras' memberships. Alongside increased corporate support this is one of the big objectives we will be driving at the CQ Capras club heading into the 2013 season."

While living in Rockhampton and playing for the CQ Capras, Cairney will work for Pink Lily Sands.

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/new-recruit-has-right-attitude-cq-capras-outfit/1623762/ 
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WIN NEWS Footage of Illawarra signing:


 
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Seven Local News with the player & coach speaking:
 
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"http://www.facebook.com/cqnrlbid?ref=stream CQ NRL Bid - Now is the time to get behind the CQ NRL Bid's team, the CQ Capras. Please like the CQ Capras facebook page and get behind our team!"

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Queensland-Capras/342021669148763?ref=ts&fref=ts

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http://capras.com.au/memberships/ 
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Anybody got the U16 Cyril Connell and U18 Mal Meninga squads? 
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"News from the Storm is our own Tim Glasby has tested very highly in the pre-season training. Reports are that Timmy was one of the highest testing forwards in the club. Well done Tim!"

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Queensland-Capras/342021669148763?ref=ts&fref=ts 
IMASHADOW

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The Broncos no longer send players to the Comets. They considered the travel too difficult (costly ??). 
LeagueGuru

LeagueGuru

Last weeks Morning Bulletin quoted Griffin as saying that Corey Oates & Steven Coombe would be coming back to the Capras if not required for NYC. I laughed at the time, because they are two of their better NYC players and will be picked most weeks. Anyway anyone who can't get a game in NYC wouldn't go to well in Intrust Cup. (NYC is only an extension of schoolboy football). The Capras will get nothing from the Bronks. 
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League Guru.... Unfortunitly a player like Granville, even thou he is from Rocky he has excelled whilst he was away. So I believe it would be unfair for him to go back to the Capras after playing in 2 GF`s for his club.
It would be great but this is where the pathways start..... Was he ever linked into the Capras/Comets in the past and if not...why? A great player that should of been at the club when he first started! 
int

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With young new prop signing from south. What has happened to locals like Rhys Chapman? Is he in the squad? Had a good year locally. 
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I don’t understand what your point is. The Bronks pinched him from Saint Brendans and played him in NYC. After NYC he went to Wynnum like a lot of ex Bronks, probally the Paul Green factor after he to left the Bronks. If we can’t claim him as a local how can Wynnum. This is just another example of the Bronks pinching all the good schoolboys on mass, spitting them out and giving nothing back to the regions. So where is your pathway. 
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[h=1]CQ CAPRAS – exciting times ahead[/h]A few weeks ago the CQ Capras and the CQ NRL Bid consolidated their considerable resources into one dedicated and coordinated organization to operate the CQ CAPRAS in the Intrust Super Queensland Cup (ISC Q Cup). The CQ NRL Bid Chairman, Geoff Murphy is the new CQ Capras Chairman. His very competent board comprises directors from the Bid board and the former CQ Capras board. I will serve as CEO of both the Bid and the CQ Capras and Walson Carlos will retain his responsibilities as Community and Business Development Manager of the Bid along with the vital role of Operations Manager of the CQ Capras. John Harbin will be the head Coach and he has retained the bulk of his dedicated support staff from last season. The team is not finalised yet but it comprises mostly local CQ players with a few “imports” who will complement the “born and bred” players most of whom represented the CQ Capras last year with a great deal of pride and resolve. We are all dedicated and determined to make the CQ Capras successful both on and off the field.

FULL ARTICLE - http://www.cqnrlbid.com.au/2012/11/cq-capras-exciting-times-ahead/ 
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CQ Capras hope membership packages entice fans to Browne Park

Michelle Curran
21st Nov 2012 4:39 PM

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The CQ Capras hope to pack out Browne Park at all of their home games in 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin. The CQ Capras hope to pack out Browne Park at all of their home games in 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin. Chris Ison

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Central Queensland Capras have issued a challenge to the public to get behind them and support them in 2013.

Next season, they want to see Browne Park return to its glory days, where crowds flooded into the Capras' home ground fired up and ready to support their team, making it an intimidating environment for the Queensland Cup opposition to visit.

"It used to be part of the culture in Rockhampton to come down to Browne Park on a Friday or Saturday night after work and support the Capras - they were a founding club in the Queensland Cup. People knew the players having watched the players progress through the junior ranks to senior level," CQ Capras' chief executive Denis Keeffe said.

Keeffe and Capras' head coach John Harbin were at Rockhampton Leagues Club yesterday (Wednesday) to announce the club's enticing 2013 membership packages, and said it was a momentous day for the club who recently merged with the CQ NRL bid.

"We have issued a challenge to the public to get behind the Capras this season...if the team is to be successful, it has to start with the public and then the corporate support will come after that," Keeffe said.

The CQ Capras set a conservative figure of registering 500 members to begin with, which Keeffe thought was achievable with the great packages available for adults, children and young adults, as well as families.

"I was in Rockhampton during the halcyon days of Browne Park when it was always packed, with an intelligent crowd, who knew when it needed to get behind the team to lift them...we have mostly CQ blokes playing for the Capras, we need to get some wins, and make Browne Park a formidable place to play at again," Keeffe said.

That was in 2002-03, when Keeffe was CEO for the North Queensland Cowboys and the Capras (then Comets) had an affiliation with the NRL team.

Meanwhile, Harbin added a solid member base and the support of the public in the Capras' 12 home games (two trial matches and ten Intrust Super Cup matches) next season would be invaluable to the team.

It would also help provide the Capras with the resources needed to create a professional environment which players looked for in a club, particularly when there was no cash incentive for them.

"There have been times where we have overachieved and that has been due to the public, who we hope will come back to rugby league - a full Browne Park is a sight to see and we can achieve that if we produce the kind of football the crowd want to see," Harbin said.

Crowd numbers at Browne Park had fluctuated throughout the years, but the coach said people spoke of the "Glory Days" during the 1960s where huge crowds would attend games and in later years where a trial match would attract crowds of around 5000. In 2008, Browne Park hosted the seventh place playoff of the Rugby League World Cup where Tonga thrashed Scotland and engrossed a crowd of almost 6,000.

For information on the CQ Capras' membership packages and to join up, go to www.capras.com.au


http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cq-capras-hope-membership-packages-entice-fans-bro/1631336/ 
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CQ NRL Bid Development Staff Member & Former NRL/ESL player Justin Loomans helps startup new Junior RL club at Emu Park in the Rockhampton JRL Competition.

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/new-junior-rugby-league-club-destined-for-coast/1628607/ 
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[h=1]Tails wag as Bulldogs are set to return for Mackay match[/h] http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/repeat-of-last-sellout-bulldogs-game-expected-dogg/1634505/#comments Have your say
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http://media2.apnonline.com.au/img/media/images/2012/06/24/9-1348898-MKY240612web8_fct1024x630x36_t460.jpg NRL fans will get to see this sight again with news the Bulldogs will play another match in Mackay next year. Lee Constable
THE tails of Doggies fans in Mackay will be wagging after Friday's announcement that Canterbury Bulldogs will play the Newcastle Knights in Mackay next year.
The much-awaited 2013 NRL premiership draw clearly stated Virgin Australia Stadium would host another Bulldogs home game on Sunday, July 7.
This is a huge win for stadium committee members who campaigned hard to bring another NRL match to Mackay after the stadium hosted its first successful match in July.
Virgin Australia Stadium chairman Greg Sutherland said it was a sign that they had obviously got it right the first time they hosted the Bulldogs Mackay game.
There was even talk there might be another Bulldogs match brought to town just two weeks after the July 8 match was scheduled, Mr Sutherland said.
The 2013 NRL premiership draw has this Bulldogs vs Storm match venue labelled "to be advised".
Mackay provided a sell-out crowd when the Bulldogs defeated the Melbourne Storm earlier this year and the forthcoming July match will include a strong local flavour as well.
Dally M Medal winner Ben Barba clearly thrived under the influence of a home-grown crowd in July.
He will be joined by his good mate and Knights player Dane Gagai as well as experienced Knights forward Nev Costigan, all players who started out in the Mackay Junior Rugby League.
Bulldogs chief executive officer Todd Greenburg said the game would be as memorable as their first match in Mackay.
"We are thrilled to once again take a Bulldogs home game to Mackay where we will take on the Newcastle Knights in round 17 on Sunday, July 7," Mr Greenburg said.
"Some locals who had never seen a live NRL game not only witnessed home-grown junior Ben Barba at his brilliant best but also watched the two 2012 grand finalists go head to head.
"It is memories like these that last forever and create life-long supporters of our great game."
He said next season's game would be a ripper.
"This (next year's) match will be broadcast on free to air with the games host broadcaster Channel Nine," he said. "This will provide incredible exposure and branding for the city of Mackay and will provide significant economic impact for the region.
"Last season's sold-out game is a great indicator of the area's passion for rugby league.
"To be able to deliver another NRL game to Mackay is a great result for all stakeholders.
"Speaking with Wayne Bennett it is clear the Knights are very supportive and I have no doubt this season's game will be even bigger and better."

http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/repeat-of-last-sellout-bulldogs-game-expected-dogg/1634505/ 

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