Following on from here but I didnt think it should be hidden away in the CQ Bid thread.
Ipswich laces up for NRL pitch
August 14, 2010 - 12:55AM
The battle has officially begun. The Ipswich Jets football club has formed a bid team which is creating a business plan to pitch the city as the region most deserving of an NRL club.
Jets board chairman and the owner of a large law firm, Steven Johnson, will helm the bid team after he met with NRL boss David Gallop earlier this month.
Johnson discussed with Gallop the need for the Jets football club to hold the rights as sole bidders for any NRL team west of Brisbane.
While the teams support base would include Logan and Toowoomba, it would be an Ipswich based team with a football club structure and no private ownership.
The side will likely be called the Ipswich Jets although the Western Jets also has support.
Johnson and a highly regarded businessman, whom he declined to name, have begun preparing a detailed business report which will prove why Ipswich deserves to be the NRLs next expansion site.