Ghosts will field in 2006
By TONY WHITE
THE Grafton Ghosts Rugby League Football Club will survive as a single entity for the 2006 Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League season.
At Monday night's annual general meeting it was revealed the club, through prudent management and a hard working core of supporters, showed a trading profit of $11,318 less outstanding loan liabilities.
While last season's on field performances by the first grade, second grade and Under-18s were far from satisfactory, the club's management has ensured financially the Ghosts can continue to participate in the NRRRL.
All player payments, debtors and operating costs for the 2005 season have been settled, other than long term outstanding loans, which are underwritten by members of the Football Club.
It was not surprising the 2005 executive, president Michael Rogan, secretary Vic McInnes, treasurer Gary Berry, senior vice president Tony Hourigan and junior vice president, Greg Francis, were returned unapposed.
The committee comprises - Barbara Barrett, Kellie Hutchinson, Nick Brotherson, Pet Vidler, Troy Mortimer, Tony Cameron, Jim Fitzpatrick, Austin Finley, Dee Finley, Andrew Woods, Darren Brown, Scott Pereira and Tony Duroux.
Around 30 people attended the AGM.
Rogan enters his 7th term as president and was afforded life membership of the club at the AGM.
During general business at the AGM, the hot topic of amalgamation was discussed.
The general feeling among club members is the club is not prepared to look at amalgamation seriously with the likes of South Grafton Rebels, until that club improves its balance sheet.