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Tamika Upton signs with the CQ Capras

The Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras proudly announce the signing of Tamika Upton for season 2024. Sponsored by the Rockhampton Leagues Club and SMW Group, this collaboration marks a powerful alliance between two of the strongest supporters of Central Qld sport.

Upton is arguably the number one female Rugby League player in the world and will undoubtedly bring a high level of professionalism to the team in 2024. Renowned for her exceptional attacking skills the Australian fullback will bring a wealth of experience and a winning attitude to the Capras BMD team.

And the good news doesn’t stop there, as Uptons NRLW Grandfinal winning team mates Jesse and Hannah Southwell have also signed on for the Capras. The three NRLW Knights team mates will no doubt add a new dimension to the team in 2024.

Rockhampton Leagues Club General Manager Danny Finch said that he and his board were proud to team up with the SMW Group to bring Upton and the Southwell sisters to Central Queensland. “As the long standing Naming Rights sponsor of the Central Queensland Capras we are thrilled to be part of this wonderful news, in regards to securing Tamika, Jesse and Hannah for this season” Finch said.

SMW Group Managing Director Jack Trenaman agreed “To be able to partner with the Rockhampton Leagues Club and the Capras to bring a local hero in Tamika back to Central Queensland is just a wonderful opportunity, for our game and also our whole region” he said. “We are proud of our community support and will continue to provide local support as we have always done in the past.”

CQ Capras BMD Coach Julyess Jarvis expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming season with Tamika Upton and her Newcastle team mates on board. “The team is excited by the news and we really look forward to the girls coming into our squad and adding their experience and competitive edge to our team.”

Tamika Upton voiced her excitement “I can’t wait to return home and wear the sky blue and maroon again” Upton said. “It’s going to be a very competitive competition and we are looking forward to running out in the Capras jersey. I would just like to say a huge thanks to the Rockhampton Leagues Club and SMW Group for making this all possible.”

Capras CEO Peter White also extended his sincere appreciation to the Rockhampton Leagues Club and SMW Group for their generous sponsorship, which plays a pivotal role in making significant signings like Tamika Upton possible. “This partnership support reflects a shared vision of promoting a clear rugby league pathway for our players, as well as displaying community unity” White said. White also made special mention of Capras Pathways Manager David Faiumu who was instrumental in the negotiations.