Signatures could boot bid home

THE National Rugby League (NRL) would not be able to ignore Central Queensland’s quest for a team if a petition attracted 35,000 to 40,000 signatures, bid CEO Denis Keeffe said yesterday.

The official petition, launched last year by the CQ NRL Bid team and supported by the NewsMail, currently has about 15,000 signatures.

Mr Keeffe yesterday revealed an electronic database was being constructed with details of all signatories.

“I’ve spoken with the NRL and if we get 35,000 to 40,000 signatures that would be something they just can’t ignore,” he said.

And Central Queenslanders are putting their support behind the cause.

Mr Keeffe collected more than 100 signatures in an hour at last weekend’s A-Mart Allsports Sports Expo in Rockhampton.

He is urging anyone with signed petitions to contact him so collection can be arranged.

“If any businesses want to display petitions in their stores, I’m happy to arrange for petitions to be dropped off,” he said.

Mr Keeffe can be contacted on deniskeeffe@cqnrlbid.com.au



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