CQ NRL bid goes online

RUGBY league fans wanting to get the latest on Central Queensland's push for an NRL team can now do so at the click of a mouse.

The CQ NRL bid has gone online, and is now hosting its own website, Facebook page and Twitter account providing regular updates and information.

Since the bid launch little over a week ago, interest has been rising and the move online gives fans the opportunity to track progress.

Project Co-ordinator Jason Costigan said the response online had been “enormous.”

“This is a vehicle that engages people,” Costigan said.

“The response has been tremendous; the younger generation are all over it...on the whole it's been mind-blowing.”

The CQ NRL website provides information about the bid, the launch, and the members of the bid team.

Popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter provide an excellent way to the get the message out and the number of bids have more than doubled in a week.

In a message on the Facebook fan-page on April 21, the bid had 1461 'fans,' but at the time of writing this number had climbed to around 3000 members.

“In this day and age, it's an obvious way to engage people,” Costigan said.

At the time of writing, 27 people were following the bid's Twitter site.

Costigan said to go online was a necessity.

“It's something we had to get people involved in.”

“No doubt there are people from further afield following this.”

Follow the CQ NRL bid online at or on Twitter at

Alternatively, people can get behind the bid by signing a petition available on Page 20 of today's Observer.

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