Capras push to give out-of-town fans a decent football fix
ROCKHAMPTON Leagues Club Capras general manager Walson Carlos wants the club's out-of-town fans to get their footy fix this season.
While the Capras only have one televised Intrust Super Cup match in 2014 - their round 15 match against Easts Tigers - if Carlos gets his way fans will be able to watch every home game this season from the comfort of their home.
Carlos has a vision of live-streaming every home game this season and has until February 21 to convince the Queensland Rugby League and National Rugby League to get behind the club's initiative.
After meeting with the QRL on Tuesday, Carlos said there was some exciting news for additional funding for Intrust Super Cup teams this season and he would be applying to ensure the Capras get their share.
"Basically they (QRL) announced we would get $100,000 a team as a grant from the NRL over three years," Carlos said.
"But there is also an additional $1million funding for ISC teams and VB Cup teams to tap into as well."
Carlos said clubs had the next two weeks to apply for the grants and put forward innovative ideas for the season.
"You can put in for basically whatever you feel will improve your club," he said.
"That's something that we are very passionate about and we have looked into.
"There is a cost, but we want to provide it as an additional benefit for our members."
Carlos said the team was gearing up to hit the field this Saturday in a pre-season encounter with Sunshine Coast Falcons at Miriam Vale. Kick-off will be at 5pm at Gary Larson Oval, Miriam Vale.