Meeting to give clubs say

A meeting tomorrow gives Capricorn League clubs a chance to have a say about the format of this year’s competition.

The meeting at Frenchville Sports Club follows the annual meeting of Football Rockhampton (FR), said secretary Gwen Fox.

The annual meeting is not expected to produce contentious issues, said Fox, although she hopes there is interest from the floor for positions on the new FR board as no nominations came for either the position of president or vice-president.

The following meeting is mainly about the 2010 Capricorn League and is an opportunity for clubs to meet with board members from the CQ Zone to air concerns they may have.

Until this meeting the clubs have met with members of the standing committee with plans progressing slowly. Now with the season quickly approaching the final touches need to be put in place.

“This way we can come up with the best options,” Fox said.

While secretary of FR, Fox is also on the CQ board as the president.

“The board are keen to get the best for everybody,” she said.

Realistically not all clubs will be fully satisfied but a reasonable outcome is expected to be achieved.

Concerns have included a possible reduction in the number of teams in the Capricorn League and possibly a reduction in the number of clubs.

However, that is not an issue for the 2010 season and will require a lot more work before something is produced that will satisfy the majority of members, with the earliest date for any major changes being 2011.

It would appear the major discussion at tomorrow’s meeting could centre around the return of a first and second division for the Capricorn League as this is something the clubs have asked for but the board has concerns that clubs would not have enough players.

Fox said she expected an early start to the football season in Central Queensland with competitive games pencilled to begin from March 6.

In recent years the season began after Easter with teams building up for the Frenchville Six-a-Side tournament in late February and then cooling their heels for four or five weeks before they start again.

Fox said her Zone committee was also in the process of sourcing a home ground for the CQ under-19 team, and also finding an appropriate name for the Todd Rush-coached Capricorn League side.

“We have had suggestions for the CQ Wildcats and CQ Colts,” she said.

However, no decision has been made and so the Zone committee will be looking for input from players.

The under-19 team holds its first trial tomorrow at Norbridge Park starting at 9am.

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