CQ Cup teams have their say

FOOTBALL: Teams entering the Capricorn League Wesley Hall Cup got their opportunity to meet members of the CQ Zone committee yesterday and took advantage of the occasion to push through decisions about the 2010 competition.

The meeting at Frenchville Sports Club gave the chance for club representatives to voice concerns about the up-coming competition.

At the conclusion of the 2009 season there had been speculation about the number of teams being cut to try and increase the quality of the competition.

While this has been put on hold until 2011 at the earliest, for the coming season the competition has stepped up from 10 teams to 12 with the inclusion of the CQ under-19 team and Gladstone based club Yaralla Sports Club.

The announcement to admit Yaralla came after another motion, to return the Capricorn League to divisions one and two, was defeated.

It had been thought some issues might have been simmering beneath the surface but the well-attended meeting rarely showed signs of major disagreement.

That does not mean the competition is free of problems.

Following the meeting committee members were still pondering on which teams would be allocated Friday night for playing fixtures.

More teams also promises to stretch the resources for match officials as more are now required.

While the draft fixture list has been produced, the committee was unable to issue it as venues and dates can’t be revealed until the Webbers Retravision Cougars are able to produce their Hyundai QSL program for the 2010 season.

Issues regarding the CQ under-19 team will be settled by the Zone committee with delegates expressing concern about how players could return to their clubs if not required by the CQ team.

CQ Zone chair Gwen Fox said her committee would have a busy year ahead preparing a strategic plan.

She is hoping clubs will provide their input.



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