Quinn's plan for rugby league team Comets
By AARON KELLY
IT WON'T happen overnight, but it will happen.
That's the plea from newly appointed Central Comets chief executive John Quinn.
Quinn was yesterday appoint- ed to the top job at Browne Park for the next three years, replac- ing Jamie Boon from Monday.
A former rugby league player and referee, Quinn arrives at the Comets boasting a wealth of experience off the field in man- agement and leadership from his background at a senior level in the public service.
Quinn said crowd attendance and sponsorship were just two growth areas at the club.
"The Comets are a side that Rockhampton and the rest of Central Queensland should be proud of,'' he said.
Meeting Comets coach Matt Parish, the players and spon- sors are other priorities at the top of the list for Quinn.
"The first couple of weeks are going to be pretty hectic.''
Comets chairman Rob Crow said Quinn's appointment was a step in the right direction.
"The Queensland Cup is an extremely competitive and pro- fessional sporting environment and the board is confident John's high-level management and leadership skills can play a key role in taking the Comets forward,'' he said.
"He's not coming in cold to the code. He is very passionate about rugby league and the Comets.''
Crow also paid tribute to Boon: "Jamie has made a very significant contribution to this club over his time with us and on behalf of the board, corpo- rate partners, coaching staff, players and supporters I thank him sincerely.''
The Comets host Wynnum Manly in round four of the Queensland Cup at Browne Park on Saturday night.