CQ NRL Bid Engages QR National Employees on Petition Roadshow
March 8th, 2011
The CQ NRL Bid and QR National are further strengthening ties this week with CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe accompanying QR National representatives on a Petition Roadshow. The Petition Roadshow will visit a number of QR National business and operating centres in the Central Queensland region encouraging QRN employees to sign the CQ NRL Bid petition and get behind the push for an NRL team in Central Queensland.
“The passion for rugby league and the knowledge of the game is so apparent within the QR National employees I have spoken with over the last two days. The QR National staff members have been wonderfully receptive to the visits. One recurring message coming through in my discussions is that they all want their own rugby league team in Central Queensland” commented CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe.
It is a pivotal time for the CQ NRL Bid with the formation of the NRL Independent Commission drawing closer. It is expected that the newly-formed Independent Commission will discuss expansion and call for business plans midway through this year. With rival bids from Brisbane, Perth, PNG and the Central Coast, CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe remains focussed on further strengthening the CQ Bid’s already compelling argument.
“The CQ NRL Bid’s focus is on substance rather than sensationalism. QR National has fully committed to CQ’s Bid for an NRL side and has also committed to the Principal Sponsorship of the CQ NRL Team when we gain admission. No current NRL team has a Principal Sponsor that is an Top-50 ASX-Listed Company and our CQ NRL Team can bring that to the National Rugby League.”
QR National is the largest rail freight haulage operator in Australia by tonnes hauled, operating in key freight sectors and supply chains across the country.
QR National is a Top-50 ASX-Listed company that employee over 9000 people. Over half of QR National’s employees live and work in Central Queensland.