Category: Season 2019

Childrens Ward Hospital Visit


Head Coach David Faiumu, Jeffrey Schwarz from Schwarz Excavations, ISC Squad Member Matthew Wright and local boy Ben Hunt from St George-Illawarra Dragons visited the Childrens Ward Rockhampton Base Hospital this morning to wish the children and their families a Merry Christmas. Being in a hospital room all day isn’t much fun, we hope the boys lightened your day just a little!

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CQ Capras Orientation Morning

Fantastic Day for the 2019 CQ Capras Orientation Day held at CQU Rockhampton on Saturday!

All players were advised of our code of conduct, behaviour and training expectations etc. which was attended by approximately 140 players and CQ Capras staff and a further 80 parents who travelled from up to 4 hours to be there from our region.

Wonderful morning, thank you everyone from CQU!

MAJOR 2019 SIGNING – Matthew Wright

Former NRL Manly Sea Eagles Player Matthew Wright has signed with the CQ Capras ISC Squad for 2019!
At just 27, Matthew has 147 NRL Matches + 6 International Matches for Samoa & World All Stars.
The CQ Capras would also like to thank Jeffrey Schwarz from Schwarz Excavations for providing Matthew the opportunity to be the Community Engagement Officer for Schwarz Excavations.
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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