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2019 CQ Capras Junior Staff Positions Now Open!

2019 CQ Capras Junior Staff Positions – NOW OPEN!

The CQ Junior Capras Executive Board are calling for applications for representative staff positions for the 2019 Season.

The following representative teams require staff in 2019:

Under 13 Boys CQ Capras

Under 14 Boys CQ Capras

Under 14 Girls CQ Capras

Under 16 Boys CQ Capras

Under 16 Girls CQ Capras


In applying, all interested parties should consider the relevant position descriptions below to ensure their level of experience and qualification is suitable for the position applied.

 Head Coach – Junior Capras 2019 – Head Coach Job Description

Assistant Coach – Junior Capras 2019 – Assistant Coach Job Description

Team Manager – Junior Capras 2019 – Team Manager Job Description

Sports Trainer – Junior Capras 2019 – FAO + Strapper Job Description

Interested Applicants must also be available for all training and game commitments.

Application Form  – CQ Junior Capras – Application Form

Further to this, all staff must be willing to support the CQ Junior Capras Development Handbook and QRL Central Division Coaching and Development Philosophy.

Completed application forms and relevant supporting documentation should be sent to  BY Monday 19th November

Hard Work Begins Now for these talented Bundaberg Rugby League Juniors

The hard work now begins for these talented Bundaberg Rugby League Juniors, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Rum City continues to deliver when it comes to producing talented players with seven making the under-18 and under-20 Central Queensland Capras extended squad for next season.

The Waves’ Kiya Schnabel, Past Brothers Tylen Wallace and Jai Smith along with Wests players Dyirun Johnson, Max Shorter, Max Betts and Livingston Lingawa have been picked for the Mal Meninga team (U18).

Past Brothers Myles Gal will join them but was selected in the Hastings Deering Colts (U20).

“Being called up to the Capras is an amazing moment for me,” Johnson said.

“They’ve got a good group to teach you and show you what to do and everything.” Johnson’s Capras selection finished a season where he played A-grade in the Bundaberg Rugby League and win the under-18 player of the year award.

He, with Betts, Shorter and Lingawa, also helped Wests win the under-18 premiership.

The teenager said he was prepared to hit the new challenge head on.

“I want to test myself and explore new things,” he said. “Making this team was an exciting moment.”


Kiya Schnabel, Max Shorter, Max Betts and Dyirun Johnson have been picked for the Capras.

The Waves’ Kiya Schnabel also had a stellar season and heads to Rockhampton as not only a potential Capra but also as a premiership winner.

The front rower was one of the players that helped the Tigers beat the Wallaroos last month in the A-grade grand final.

“To win the final was pretty good with The Waves,” he said.

“Capras was also another goal for this year so to trial and make it was a pretty good achievement.”

Schnabel also has support in high places with his Tigers coach Antonio Kaufusi expecting him to make the final team.

“It gives you a lot of confidence (getting his support) but it comes down to hard work,” he said.

“When you put in the hard work you get rewards.

“If I get to the next part I’ll relocate to Rocky so I’ll train on a regular basis.”

Betts said he was happy to move as well if he was picked.

The winger added he was pleased to get this far and whatever happened next would be a bonus.

For Shorter, he was picked as a 17-year-old with one more year of schooling to go.

He might be a year younger than the others but don’t think that will stop him. “They invited me to go to their trials so that was pretty enticing to take up the opportunity,” he said. All players will now go into a preseason camp on November 10 with the Capras to then select a final squad.

Written by Shane Jones of Bundaberg NewsMail

2018 Presentation Dinner Award Winners

2018 CQ Capras Annual Presentation Dinner – Friday September 7th @ Rockhampton Leagues Club

Mal Meninga Cup U18’s Winners

Best Back Ben Farr
Best Forward Jessie Hammond
Best & Fairest Lachlan Hubner
Coaches Choice Cahlen Comiskey & Darcy Hancock

Hastings Deering Colts U20’s Winners

Best Back Eli Noovao
Best Forward Chalice Atoi
Coaches Choice Blake Moore & Matthew Wilson
Best & Fairest Roarke Christensen
Players Player Jack Pattie


Intrust Super Cup Winners

Best Back Connor Broadhurst
Best Forward Jerry Key
Players Player Jamie Hill
Rookie of the year Jamie Hill
Player of the year Jerry Key


Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras Club Awards

John Diamond Clubperson of the Year Nikita Williams
NAB Volunteer of the year Lee Balkin
Special Recognition Awards Lyle Baker
Eden Keliher
Tony Downie
Grantley Jack
Jacquie Jones
The Oasis Centre’ Spirit of the Capras Kim Williams

2019 Head Coach Announced!


The Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras have today announced the appointment of David Faiumu as the new 2019 Intrust Super Cup Head Coach.

CEO Peter White, 2019 Head Coach David Faiumu & Chairman Bert Borland

David brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience with him, and we have already seen the benefits of this experience at the club this year through his current position as Assistant to Kim Williams.

A brief overview of David’s career is as follows:

  • David has come through our system having 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
  • David 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 October 2017 to be closer to his wife’s family (who are from Rockhampton).
  • Kim Williams offered David 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.
  • David is committed to the Central QLD Capras strategic plan and understands the importance of promoting from within and developing our own for the future.

David is extremely honoured and proud to be given this opportunity.

National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day @ Lakes Creek School

David Faiumu along with players Blake Goodman, Jack White & Billy Gilbert attended Lakes Creek State School on Friday to Celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, being the largest national day to celebrate our children. The players and children played football, signed autographs, conducted a Q&A session and enjoyed Aboriginal Dancers from Woorabinda.

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