Stanwell joins CQ NRL Bid to support young players

Stanwell Power Station and CQ NRL Bid Company Limited (CQ NRL Bid) have joined forces to support the region’s up and coming players.

CQ NRL Bid today announced Stanwell had committed to sponsor the CQ NRL Bid’s Junior Development Program for the 2011 calendar year.

 CQ NRL Bid Chief Executive Officer Denis Keeffe said the organisation welcomed Stanwell’s support.

 “The Stanwell Junior Development Program will provide a holistic approach to the development of a team of elite under 13 year-old rugby league players in the Central Queensland region, identified through a specialised scouting system,” Mr Keeffe said.

 “Stanwell’s sponsorship will assist with the costs associated with the team’s travel, accommodation and apparel requirements when competing against some of the best schoolboys sides in Queensland. The Stanwell Development Program will also provide specialised development sessions comprising contemporary training techniques and the latest player welfare education used by the NRL,” he said.

 Stanwell’s Acting General Manager Business Services Trevor Hooper said the Stanwell-CQ NRL Bid partnership was strongly aligned with Stanwell’s social investment strategy which promotes support for young people, education, environment, and health and safety—including sporting and other initiatives that seek to promote a healthy, active and safe lifestyle.

 “Stanwell has a commitment to the region and believes the Stanwell Junior Development Program provides opportunities for our youth to stay in the region longer, while helping to provide a career path through to the Under 20s National Youth Competition and into the NRL,” Mr Hooper said.

 “Stanwell is pleased to be involved in this important community initiative, and we look forward to witnessing the positive outcomes as they are realised.

 “As a member of the Central Queensland community, Stanwell recognises the importance of supporting the community through a range of activities. Our social investment in our communities, through sponsorships and donations, is an important element of our business.

 “It is through our affiliations with organisations like the CQ NRL Bid, that we are able to positively contribute to the communities in which we operate,” he said.

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