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Capras confirm Williams re-appointment

The Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Capras have confirmed the re-appointment of coach Kim Williams for the 2018 season.

Williams brings vast experience to the role, with next year marking his sixth season as a head coach in Queensland’s premier competition.  He already has a coveted premiership to his name, having guided the Mackay Cutters to the 2013 Intrust Super Cup title.

Capras CEO Dominique McGregor said the contract extension would bring further stability to the club as it builds towards next year.

“The Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Capras are delighted to retain Kim’s services,” McGregor said.

“Kim is passionate about the Capras and the potential of rugby league in Central Queensland, and this contract extension will allow him and the club to up the ante in preparation for next season.”

McGregor said Williams had made an immense contribution to the Capras since joining the club in 2016.

“From day one, Kim has really embraced the Central Queensland community, including the local rugby league clubs,” McGregor said.

“He continues to build a strong culture which we believe will place the club in good stead for years to come.”
Williams said he felt he had unfinished business here and that it was important for his own personal development and well as the squads that he continue with the Club for at least one more season.

Capras Footy and Comedy Night

On July 29th start the night off with the Central Queensland Capras versing Sunshine Coast Falcons in their round 21 clash in the Intrust Super Cup before heading to the Rockhampton Leagues Club where you will be in stiches when three world class Headline Comedians hit the stage to put some serious fun into the Capras season.

Make a night of it and combine the footy with some comedy.  Be sure you book early for a night of great footy and some guaranteed fun and hilarity after the game.  Pre-purchase is preferable but tickets can be purchased at the door.

 

 Venue: Browne Park/Rockhampton Leagues Club

Date: Saturday July 29th

Time: Footy Kick-off 6pm and Comedy doors open 8pm

General admission: $50 for footy and comedy or $40 just for the comedy show

Bookings: admin@capras.com.au or 4922 5388 or online at trybooking.com

 

 

 

ISC Intra-Squad Trial Team Lists Announced

This Saturday 4th February will see the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras participate in an intra-squad trial.

  • Gates will open at 4:00pm – FREE ENTRY to meet our players and 2 Gold Coast Titans Players – Dan Sarginson & Nathan Davis
  • Activities for the whole family 4:30-5:30pm
  • Game Kick off at 6pm.

Team Lists Below:

SQUAD 1 SQUAD 2
1. MAIPELE MORSEU 1. NATHAN BASSANI
2. KEN TOFILAU 2. BARRY BLACKMAN
3. JUSTIN TAVAE 3. CODY GRILLS
4. BRANDON MANASE 4. SAM SMITH
5. SAM LOLLO 5. LIAM LAW
6. BAYLEY LIU 6. ALEKI FALEPAINI
7. JACK MADDEN 7. MARK JOHNSTONE
8. JACK KAVANAGH 8. MATT GROAT
9. KRYS FREEMAN 9. BILLY GILBERT
10. OLIVER PERCY 10. PHIL NATI
11. GUY WILLIAMS 11. LIAM PICKERSGILL
12. AYDEN COOPER 12. MARCO DE LA PENA
13. VIC HALFPENNY 13. GAVIN HISCOX
14. LANCE KUVEU 14. AMANI TOFAEONO
15. NATHAN YOUNG 15. JUSTIN DANIELS
16. BATHARRA McLEAN 16. DYLAN WEBBER

 

 

2017 Signings

55-3405679-rok280216ccapras2_fct821x616x139.0_ct620x465The CQ Capras have continued to shape their ISC squad for 2017 with some more key signings over the past week. 2016 Player of the Year Reece Baker has re-signed for the club and will obviously again be a major contributor to the team’s fortunes next season. Reece had a fantastic year for the Capras in 2016 and will be looking to further establish himself as an elite player in the Intrust Super Cup. A possible move into the halves has also been discussed as an option for Baker in 2017.

In a major boost for the club, highly-rated hooker Krys Freeman has been recruited from the Newcastle Knights for season 2017. Freeman will come to the club with a wealth of experience having played almost 70 games in the ISC with Brisbane Norths, 30 NSW Cup games with Newcastle and Windsor Wolves and 40 NYC games with the Parramatta Eels and Melbourne Storm. Freeman is a highly skilled hooker who can also play in the backrow and is renowned for his competitiveness and ball-playing ability. He will provide direction and composure to the Capras team and will undoubtedly be a key player for the team in 2017.

 

The Capras are also very pleased to announce the re-signing of 2016 players Aleki Falepaini, Junior Kirisome and Ayden Cooper. Falepaini provided great service for the Capras in 2017 having covered almost every position on the field across the year. He is a priority signing for the club with his ‘team-first’ attitude a great example for other players to follow. Both Kirisome and Cooper made their debuts in 2016, with Kirisome being a standout playing all 23 games and finishing as the Capras leading tryscorer. Cooper showed he is a player to watch in the future and displays a level of toughness that is required at ISC level. He will continue his development throughout season 2017 and will be competing strongly for a top 17 position when Round 1 approaches in 2017.

Capras Announce the Coaching Staff for their 2017 U18s and U20s squads

IMG_7718The CQ Capras would like to announce the Coaching and Support Staff for the 2017 Under 18s and Under 20s representative teams.
The Under 18s will compete in the Mal Meninga competition while the Under 20s will compete in the inaugural QRL 20s competition. Both competitions will be run under the ‘6-week plus finals’ format commencing in March 2017.
Under 18s staff:
Head Coach – Lionel Harbin
Support staff – Kane Hardy, Tony Wilkinson, Allan Frost

Under 20s staff:
Head Coach – Jamie Simpson
Support staff – Damien Chapman, Grant Broadhurst, Michael Fletcher, Mick Hoare.
The CQ Capras would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the appointed positions.

The Under 18s program will commence with an initial information meeting to be held at the Rockhampton Leagues Club on Thursday September 15 at 6.00pm. Any interested players will need to confirm your attendance at the meeting by emailing Kim Williams at coach@capras.com.au by Tuesday September 13.
Invited players will then be asked to participate in a selection carnival at Browne Park on September 30 and October 1 against teams from Redcliffe and the Sunshine Coast. A squad will then be chosen to commence training as part of the Under 18’s CQ Capras Mal Meninga squad in November. Players must have been born in 1999 or 2000 to be eligible for this squad.

Ipswich too strong for Capras

Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras coach Kim Williams didn’t expect any miracles when he took over the job in December.

A basket case in 2015, Williams has turned his side into an outfit capable of challenging the best.

But they are still very much a work in progress and are, at times, their own worst enemy.

That was the same story in their 34-20 loss to the reigning premiers the Ipswich Jets.

“Another game where we had our chances, scored first and looked like we were on top. Then conceded three soft tries, some from distances which Ipswich do. Then the same story in the second half,” Williams said.

“We weren’t unlucky. We are just a young team who are still learning. We switch off at times and at this level, the good players take advantage.”

“They boys effort was there, they tried their best. Even at the end they were rushing to scrums, I can’t fault that from them.”

Each week the Capras have eight or nine players in the first year of ISC.

“We are still on a learning curve. Some get it straight away like Cameron Munster, but a lot of players come out of under-20s with poor defence and it takes time to learn what is needed,” he said.

“It is just about teaching them what it takes each game.

“We struggle to build sustained pressure and come up with poor decisions. Drop ball and not completing sets, we are our own worst enemy sometimes.”

“But it’s okay, we will keep battling on – the veteran forward Guy Williams returned to the side like he hadn’t left.

“Guy went really well, in our best two or three. Aleki Falepaini was our best but Guy just behind,” he said.

“They both played big minutes – Bill Cullen got a head wound and didn’t return, while John Filipo got a cork early.”

Courtesy of  Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Coaching application form

Calling all coaches looking to start a career in rugby league, we would love to have you join our family here at the CQ Capras.

 

we are looking for coaches, assistants, managers and FAOs in each of the following areas: Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Central Highlands.

 

Please send all applications to development@capras.com.au

 

Coach application form