League merge put on hold

By TONY WHITE

twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

A DETAILED proposal to form one rugby league club in Grafton was put to the Grafton Ghosts and South Grafton Rebels respective committees on Monday evening.

Prepared by a 10-person steering committee, made up of members from both clubs, the proposal met with contrasting opinion from both clubs.

The Rebels committee voted 10-1 to accept the proposal and present it to its members for a vote.

Grafton, however, have asked for several issues to be clarified before reconsidering.

"There are two main issues that the committee were unhappy with," Ghosts president Michael Rogan said.

"We've asked it go back to the steering committee for some answers."

Rogan would not elaborate on the issues involved but it is understood to involve financial transactions.

"Because the committee were unhappy with a couple of issues we didn't vote on the proposal," Rogan said.

Rebels president Janita Cooper said the matter would not go back to club members until the steering committee met again, most likely within two weeks.

"We're waiting on financial details from both clubs. When we get that we'll go from there," she said.

If both committees agree to the proposal they will notify respective members of an extraordinary general meeting after 21 days notification when a general vote will be taken to form one rugby league club.



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