Elite comp could come to Childers
Intrust Super Cup general manager Jamie O’Connor discusses the chances of Childers hosting the QRL
A PLAN to bring some of Queensland’s elite rugby league players to Childers Showground later this year is well in the works.
Should it prove successful Childers will play host to one of Intrust Super Cup’s Country Week games, in which the competition’s seven fixtures are played at regional grounds.
It is understood Isis Devils are keen on the idea and will investigate the viability of such a proposal further.
The Town & Country caught up with Intrust Super Cup general manager Jamie O’Connor to find out more about the selection process and to learn if the Devils have a serious shot at hosting should they proceed.
The biggest news for the club is they don’t need to guarantee the QRL funds.
The NewsMail reported earlier this week that Bundaberg Rugby League turned down the chance to host a regular CQ Capras fixture as it was not financially viable.
BRL had to guarantee about $10,000.
For Country Week it isn’t as much an issue, with clubs to keep as much money from the day as possible.
“We take no revenue,” O’Connor said.
“We allocate games and (clubs) have full rights to it.
“Of course, the ISC pads and other assets are ours to monitor but the rest is the club’s.”
HOME, SWEET HOME: Childers Showground, pictured during last year’s Spring Cup, could be an ideal host for an Intrust Super Cup’s Country Week game.