THE Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras have recently announced an exciting initiative with all registered junior club rugby league players across Central Queensland receiving free entry to Capras games played at Browne Park for the rest of 2014.
Capras Operations Manager Walson Carlos was proud to reveal the program and excited to be able to offer this to the next generation of Capras, starting with this Saturday’s Intrust Super Cup match against Tweed Heads Seagulls.
“The Capras think it is important our young players in Central Queensland are aspiring to play for the Capras in the future,” Carlos said.
“The best way to ensure this is to get the kids along to the games so they can get to know the players and become supporters of the club.”
To gain free entry to the Capras Browne Park home games the junior players need to either produce their 2014 Junior Club Player Pass they’ve received in the mail from NRL or simply wear their junior club team’s polo shirt or jersey.
Carlos said engaging juniors was critical for the future of the Capras club and also a great reward for those parents supporting grassroots rugby league.
“Parents can pay anywhere up to $300 a season on registration, boots and other costs associated with their son or daughter playing junior rugby league,” he said.
“We want to reward them through this initiative and hopefully as a result the Capras can engage a new supporter base,” Carlos said.
The CQ Capras take on the Tweed Heads Seagulls this Saturday at Browne Park with the gates opening at 5pm and main game kicking off at 6pm.