Lucky clubs are set to profit

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

CLUBS that host Coun­try Week games ben­e­fit from not only the added ex­po­sure of host­ing In­trust Su­per Cup games but the cof­fers earn a much-needed boost.

It is the type of event that could set clubs up for years, which would al­low com­mit­tees to plan fu­ture work.

Cru­cially O’Con­nor said QRL “takes no rev­enue” from the day.

Some clubs, like Char­ters Tow­ers Min­ers, are al­ready well into ad­vanced talks with clubs.

It is un­der­stood the Min­ers are ne­go­ti­at­ing with In­trust Su­per Cup new­comer Townsville Black­hawks and sim­i­larly the North­ern Pride and Mackay Cut­ters hold their own dis­cus­sions with lo­cal clubs.

The rest of the games, par­tic­u­larly those that in­volve Bris­bane-based clubs, are usu­ally de­cided by QRL.

O’Con­nor ad­mit­ted that while some clubs ne­go­ti­ate with QRL teams, it can be eas­ier for clubs to ap­proach QRL di­rectly with a plan.

“The best bet is for clubs to come straight to me with a two to four-page pro­posal,” O’Con­nor said.

“In that pro­posal you’d cover the club, the venue, what the com­mu­nity is like, the club’s ca­pac­ity to host a game and ideas of how it will be mar­keted.

“They also need to be able to say how they would lever­age the com­mer­cial op­por­tu­nity and how they would use rev­enue to help the club.

“Short and sweet works best, so long as it gives a good idea of what the com­mu­nity can do.”

PHOTO: ROB WIL­LIAMS

CHA-CHING: Clubs keep all rev­enue raised on game day to put to­wards club devel­op­ment.

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