Rebels comeback gains momentum
THE South Grafton Rebels have begun taking steps towards rebuilding their club.
More than 20 people attended a meeting last week to establish a steering committee, but former Rhinos president Tony Stackhouse won't be a part of it.
Stackhouse resigned at the meeting for personal reasons, opening the top job for the Rebels to move forward.
Registrar Margaret McKenna was excited at the progress the club had made.
"We didn't have a specific agenda at the meeting so to have over 20 people there was amazing," she said.
"Seven new members signed up and we had a few sponsors put their hands up.
"It's only early days yet but it's looking really good."
In a sign of how serious the Rebels are, expressions of interest are now being accepted for all three senior grades.
"We're hoping that changing the name back to the Rebels and the juniors moving back to McKittrick Park will bring a lot of people back," she said.
The annual meeting has been brought forward to September 20 at South Club, allowing all Rebels supporters to put their hands up for committee roles.
Only financial members will be able to vote, with all positions up for grabs.