Jason flying high with new role at Ipswich Jets
A FIXTURE around the Lockyer Valley sports scene for many years, as a player and a coach in cricket and rugby league, Jason Cubit is about to take off into a new role, as CEO of the Ipswich Jets Rugby League Club.
The former Gatton Hawks reserve grade coach, who led the team to consecutive grand finals in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition, said his new role is about ensuring the future of the Ipswich club – at all levels.
“My goal is to ensure the fiscal and football of the Jets,” Mr Cubit said.
“I had a great time as the reserve grade coach at the Hawks, and now I am helping out A-grade coach Nicki John Harch, but this is a great opportunity for me.”
Describing his new role as a combination of his skills and experiences over the last 10 years, Mr Cubit said it will allow him to harness his passion and involvement in rugby league.
“Keeping the ‘grass roots’ level involved in the game is vital.”
Mr Cubit said his professional experience with Lockyer Valley Regional Council would also come into play, as he worked with the club’s commercial backers.
“It is about building and retaining relationships with sponsors and players.”
With the current season nearing the halfway mark, Mr Cubit said his real focus is on preparing the club for 2017.
Helping grow the game in south-west Queensland will also be a challenge, with the Jets the ‘apex‘ club for the entire region.
“A number of top representative players are from that region. Hopefully we will find more of them in the making.”