The Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras have today announced the appointment of David Faiumu as the new 2019 Intrust Super Cup head coach.
In a statement the club said Faiumu brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience with him, and the benefits of this experience at the club have already been witnessed through his current position as assistant to departing coach Kim Williams, who is taking up a job offer in Wales.
A brief overview of Faiumu's career is as follows:
- Faiumu played for the CQ Capras / Comets in 2003
- Playing career with the North QLD Cowboys (5 years) with players such as Johnathon Thurston, Matt Scott, Matty Bowen etc.
- Played for the Huddersfield Giants (7 years) in the English Super league. Total of 238 NRL & Super League games.
- Played 13 international rugby league games for New Zealand, Samoa & European Exiles
- Coaching roles with the Huddersfield Giants, Junior Kiwis, CQ Capras
- Has played under coaches such as Graham Murray, Neil Henry, Nathan Brown, Wayne Bennett
- Game Development Officer (Huddersfield), GM of Rugby League (Wellington RL), QRL Central Division Well Being Officer.
- Relocated back to Rockhampton with his family in October 2017 to be closer to his wife's family (who are from Rockhampton).
- Kim Williams offered Faiumu a position as assistant coach to the CQ Capras ISC team. He applied for and was successful in being appointed The Well Being Officer for QRL Central Division.
- Faiumu is committed to the Central QLD Capras strategic plan and understands the importance of promoting from within and developing our own for the future.
- Faiumu is extremely honoured and proud to be given this opportunity.