The Rock, Boom Logistics & JMK Sponsor CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program

The CQ NRL Bid today announced its major sponsors for the 2012 Junior Development Program. Building on the success of an outstanding inaugural program in 2011 the CQ NRL Bid have partnered with leading Central Queensland companies The Rock, Boom Logistics and the JM Kelly Group to improve and extend the program in 2012.

CQ NRL Bid Business & Community Development Manager Walson Carlos said that it was exciting times for the Junior Development Program.

“The squads in the CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program really are representative of the whole of the CQ area and to have such strong brands as The Rock, Boom Logistics & JMK associated with the program is very exciting.”

The Rock offers financial services including lending, savings and general insurance through its 26 Branches and Mini-Branches in Central, North and South Queensland. “The Rock has always had strong involvement with the Central Queensland community and we’re proud to support this great initiative. It’s one we believe will not only provide focus and growth opportunities for our young people but also to build the future prosperity of our Region” said Andrew Paynter, CEO The Rock.

Boom Logistics is a national industrial services group that provides superior crane logistics and lifting solutions to Australian industry and proudly support many community-based initiatives within Central Queensland.

The J.M.Kelly Group of Companies is Queensland’s largest diversified and privately- owned construction business. JMK Boss and CQ NRL Bid Chairman Geoff Murphy said he was very pleased to secure the front-of-jersey sponsorship.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement with the parents and the boys throughout the Junior Development Program in 2011 and when the opportunity came up to be on the front of the jerseys in 2012 I jumped at it. The program is shaping the lives of our future elite footballers and the coaching staff do a wonderful job.”

The CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program will commence on 22nd September when

56 of the best U/13s & U/14s players from across the regions will gather at the Rockhampton Grammar School for a holistic development camp. From the camp 2 x 20- man squads will be selected for a South-East Tour including games against leading rugby league schools Marsden SHS (Brisbane) and Keebra Park SHS (Gold Coast).

Walson Carlos said that while it was a little disappointing that home games in 2012 had not come to fruition he was still hopeful of securing home games in early 2013.

“We were a fair way down the track with both Penrith juniors and Souths juniors and unfortunately we just couldn’t match up the dates to their liking. Home games will definitely happen in 2013, whether it be in the pre-season or after the season finishes and I’m certain these games will generate a lot of interest throughout CQ.”


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