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CQ NRL bid joins forces with Capras in boost for league

CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe.
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."

Topics:  cq capras, cq nrl bid, gladstone, rugby league




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