BREAKING: The Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras have announced Kim Williams as senior head coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Williams is currently in his third year as coach of the Mackay Cutters after taking the Cutters to their inaugural premiership in the Intrust Super Cup in 2013.
Williams is a career coach who has coached in all parts of Australia including New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria.
He joined the Victorian Rugby League in 2009 as the High Performance Manager and was responsible for the management of the Victorian Rugby League representative programs and the Melbourne Storm Academy prior to working with the Cutters.
Williams is known for being a player's coach and someone who really gets to know the workings and personalities of those he coaches. He brings with him a strong work ethic, recruitment knowledge, and success.
Capras chairman Geoff Murphy said the club was excited about the announcement.
"We believe that his experience and knowledge in recruitment, junior development and Intrust Super Cup football will take the Capras and Central Queensland Rugby League to the next level," Murphy said.
Williams will continue with the Cutters for the remainder of the 2015 season until his commitments are finished and will take over his new role with the Capras in October.
Capras operations manager Brendan Bowers said Williams has the ability to get the best out of young players.
"That's key for a club like the Capras, where there are players coming through the system who are looking to further themselves," Bowers said.
"Kim is also a proven recruiter who has the networks required to attract players to the Capras and the Central Queensland region"
The Capras wished Williams the best of luck for the remainder of the season with the Cutters but welcomedhim and his wife to the Capras family.