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The Waves confirm Kaufusi is not moving away

STAYING PUT: The Waves coach Antonio Kaufusi is not going anywhere, according to president Ashley Simpson.
STAYING PUT: The Waves coach Antonio Kaufusi is not going anywhere, according to president Ashley Simpson. Matthew McInerney

LEAGUE: "Nothing has happened, he will still be coaching The Waves.”

The Waves Tigers president Ashley Simpson says that whatever Antonio Kaufusi does at the Central Queensland Capras it won't impact on his role with the club.

Last week, Capras coach Kim Williams came out and said The Waves coach could be helping the club during next year's Intrust Super Cup season.

Williams didn't specify exactly what his role would be, which prompted some people to suggest that Kaufusi was about to leave The Waves.

Simpson said that wasn't the case and outlined what the role would be if he joined.

"It would be defensive stuff,” he said. "It might be something like Friday night assisting a training session.

"It's only something Antonio will do to keep his hand involved in the game.”

Simpson said Kaufusi was fully committed to The Waves and the club had started to prepare for next season.

"It's been going really well, we've had over 30 players come to training most nights,” he said.

"Reece (Maughan) has been to every session and is training the house down.”

Simpson also revealed the Capras were looking at running an academy in Bundy next year.

The president was at a Capras meeting last Wednesday with BRL chairman Mike Ireland, BJRL chairman Wayne Bender and Queensland Rugby League central division's Dave Pearce.

In the initial stages at the moment the academy could run for Bundaberg juniors between February and April with full confirmation of the move expected to happen in the next month.