THE CQ Capras have signed local product and former Sydney Roosters Under 20 star Javarn White for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
White has been lighting up the scoreboards around the Intrust Super Cup in recent years having completed three strong seasons with the Ipswich Jets and two successful years with Norths Devils, including winning the Queensland Cup player of the year in 2011.
Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras operations manager Eddie Doherty was looking forward to having Javarn White back playing in the Capras colours.
“Javarn is versatile and a strong player, a definite try scorer and also adds a hint of x-factor to our playing roster,” Doherty said.
“Javarn grew up in Rockhampton and is well known and respected in the rugby league community.
“I was disappointed to see Javarn tear apart the Capras defence at Browne Park against Ipswich in July, but I wasn’t surprised about the amount of local support Javarn was able to receive from the Rockhampton crowd. That’s just the type of exciting player he is.
“The CQ Capras recruitment strategy for 2015 is about bringing quality local players home to rebuild the pathway for the Central Queensland talent.”
Coach Jason Hetherington has always been a supporter of the rugby league heartland that is Central Queensland.
“I am very proud of all local footballers and being able to recruit Javarn White back is all about sharing the pride I have in the Capras brand and the Capras jersey,” Hetherington said.
“Javarn really complements our existing squad and I am excited about what he can offer our program going forward.
“Javarn will be a mentor to the young players we have in our squad like Jake Ainsworth, Trai Fuller and Lenny Stanley.
“As a group, we can build a strong Capras dynasty which is about expanding our player pool and nurturing our local talent.”
The recent open trial was a resounding success and is an example of how determined the Capras are to give opportunity and to identify local talent that may have previously been lost or missed for a variety of reasons.
The Central Queensland Capras recruitment program will continue in the coming days in preparation for pre-season to commence in early November.