Club officials optimistic
AFTER an ‘extremely difficult and heartbreaking week’ for the staff and patrons of Club Coffs on West High, the true extent of the embattled club’s finances will be revealed publicly next week.
Last Monday, the former Coffs Harbour Catholic Sporting and Recreation Club called in administrators.
To outline exactly what the club’s books look like, a members’ information session will be held next Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm in the club’s Waratah Room.
The following morning, creditors will be briefed between 10.30am and 11.30am. That meeting is open only to genuine creditors.
Longstanding director Kevin McLaughlin has appealed to members to support their club in its hour of need.
Club president Paul Griffin and CEO Carl Mower said the voluntary administration was taken with a view to honouring the club’s outstanding debts.
In a statement, the club officials said: “The administrators have met with the club staff and informed them of the voluntary administration decision.
“All staff were reassured that their annual, sick leave entitlements and superannuation are in order and fully protected.
“Whilst our action has been extremely difficult and heartbreaking we want to reassure all our members and guests that it is business as usual and that we and the administrators are confident.”