Today the CQ Capras and the CQ NRL Bid announced an exciting new era for rugby league in Central Queensland. The tradition of the Capras has combined with the resources of the CQ NRL Bid to form a powerful & progressive new rugby league entity.

CQ’s most prominent businessperson Geoff Murphy will chair the newly formed board and the former Capras Chairman Doug Webber will be his Deputy Chair. 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 & CQ Capras and CQ NRL Bid’s Business & 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 the vital financial support for Central Queensland’s premier rugby league club.

The “merger” is endorsed by the QRL, NRL and ARL commission and will be a massive boost for rugby league in Central Queensland. Newly appointed Capras Chairman Geoff Murphy said that 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.” Murphy said.

Former Capras Chairman Doug Webber, who will now fill the role of Vice-Chairman for the new Capras Board couldn’t be happier with the partnership.

“It’s great to have people of the calibre of Geoff Murphy and Denis Keeffe with the expertisde an experience in rugby league and business and I look forward to working closely with them to take the Capras to the next level.” commented Webber.

Newly appointed Capras CEO Denis 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.”

To register your interest with becoming a sponsor, becoming a member, purchasing season tickets or offering support in any other way please contact the CQ Capras office on 49225388 or email  walsoncarlos@cqnrlbid.com.au

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