Central Queensland businessmen nurture next generation
GEOFF Murphy and Jeffrey Schwarz love only one thing more than rugby league and that's giving back to the community.
The duo, who operate leading Rockhampton companies JM Kelly Group and Schwarz Excavations, is sponsoring the Central Queensland Capras under-16 Cyril Connell Cup and under-18 Mal Meninga Cup side in 2014.
Capras operations manager Walson Carlos praised Murphy and Schwarz for their commitment to the local community and said without their help it would be difficult to provide young players with opportunities to develop.
"We're really excited about having two of Rockhampton's leading companies on board to sponsor our junior programs," Carlos said.
"I just want to commend Geoff Murphy and Jeffrey Schwarz for their vision and commitment in supporting these programs.
"It makes it possible for these kids to do it without putting pressure on their families."
Murphy said giving back to the community was one of his highest priorities.
"I've always been a believer that business has to put back into their community," Murphy said.
"The community consists of young people and they're the future of Rockhampton and Central Queensland."
As a lover of rugby league, Schwarz said supporting the future Capras was an easy decision.
"I really enjoy my rugby league and Lionel Harbin has been really supportive of me this year and has got me involved in the under-18 program," Schwarz said.