Way clear for new rugby league club in Grafton

THE foundations for a single senior rugby league club in Grafton will be set today at a public meeting.

A steering committee has been hard at work in recent months getting Grafton fans on board for the formation of a club which would next year field first, reserve and Under-18 teams in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition, which stretches from Grafton to the Queensland border.

Officials of the Grafton Ghosts and South Grafton Rebels clubs, which field teams in the Northern Rivers competition, may attend today's meeting, two o'clock, at the Grafton District Services Club.

An organiser Patrick Swift said yesterday the South Grafton Rebels had expressed interest in a one-Grafton club concept. The Grafton Ghosts were uncommitted.

Mr Swift said the meeting would form a club, elect a president, vice-president, secretary, three general committee members and a public officer.

Nominations for positions were advertised one month ago. The positions had been filled and would be endorsed at today's meeting.

Mr Swift said clubs in the Northern Rivers league generally supported the idea of just one club in Grafton.



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