Cairns could be called on if Townsville let Nth Qld Fury go

North Queensland Fury could be on the move to Cairns if things happen to fall over in Townsville reports The Cairns Post.
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North Queensland Fury could be on the move to Cairns if things happen to fall over in Townsville reports The Cairns Post.

Although that would be a last resort, according to Far Northern Queensland football manager Chris Collins who spoke to The Cairns Post, it is definitely achievable.

The Fury are struggling to attract investors as current owner Don Matheson prepares to pull his investment and people involved in the club believe a community-owned blueprint could be the answer.

But if Townsville let the Fury go, Cairns could step in says Collins who admits there would need to be a corporate backing for things to get off the ground.

“We’d also need corporate and business sponsorship of at least $3 million and we’d need a supporters base of 5000-7000,” he said.

“We have more support than the Taipans (basketball) team, for example.

"But our first priority is to support the Fury where it is, in Townsville."

Collins did, however, admit that at this point in time, the Fury will almost certainly remain in Townsville.

“But I think Townsville will get behind the Fury and it will stay there," he added.

"I would love it to happen here but I’m being realistic. It would take at least three years for it to happen here and we just don’t have the facilities."