Elite comp could come to Childers

In­trust Su­per Cup gen­eral manager Jamie O’Con­nor dis­cusses the chances of Childers host­ing the QRL

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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.”

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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.

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