Applications for the Central Crows CCMM Program for 2015 have been overwhelming with more than 130 plus players applying to participate in the Program which begins on November 1 with training at Chinchilla.
Training days and camps will be held throughout the Division, attracting players from Longreach, Blackall, Condamine, Rome, Kingaroy, Eidsvold, Gladstone, Emerald, Bundaberg, Gympie and all places around and in between.
This Program has been operating ever since the inception of the CCMM Competition and has delivered a number of players to QLD team ranks and possible NRL contracts – something not available in the past unless the players relocated which caused a demise of competitions in the country due to lack of numbers and also affected the opportunities of city kids with the influx of players from the country taking their positions.
The Crows offer the opportunities of metropolitan players while allowing the players to complete school and mature with mates at home before seeking higher honours found in the Under 20/ Intrust Super Cup/NRL competitions. While training opportunities are limited during the CCMM Competition, the teams remain competitive and continue to produce and develop better players which assists the growth of country “grass roots’ football and the overall standard of Queensland football.