Buccaneers about to decide on new coach
By TONY WHITE
THE Yamba Buccaneers committee will decide on a new first grade coach for 2006 at a special meeting to be held on Monday evening.
Club president Darryl Rock said two candidates from the Clarence Valley were being considered to take over from Richard Almond in the Far North Coast Rugby Union competition.
"Both have a wealth of rugby knowledge," Rock said.
"The executive will announce its decsion following Monday's meeting."
In other news from the club, last season's third grade captain-coach Paul Rheinberger has been appointed to coach the Buccaneers third grade team.
Rheinberger cruelly suffered a career-ending broken leg in a match against Ballina last season.
Mitch Angelo and Adrian Hall have been appointed cocoaches of the Buccaneers Under-18s.
Rock said a core of around 14 players had attended pre season fitness training under club fitness co-ordinator Rob Imeson.
"All the boy's are keen to step up from last year and improve," Rock said.
The Buccaneers, fielding a first grade team for the first occasion in 13 years, finished bottom of the ladder in 2005 winning only one match, but went under narrowly to the top teams on numerous occasions.
Last year's executive has been returned for 2006 with the exception of vice president Sonia Bonaccorsi, who stood down due to work commitments and been replaced by Angelo.