Coffs Rugby leaders spilled

WITH changes in leadership occurring in our political circles, Coffs Rugby has made their own change for 2010.

However instead of turmoil, bad blood and infighting, outgoing president Matt Quirk was applauded at the recent AGM for the efforts and time he’s put into the club over the last seven years in which he has served as treasurer and president.

The last three years have been most rewarding to him as president with the club growing in leaps and bounds, mainly on the back of his work.

It’s fair to say that Quirk finally deserves a rest.

Richard Officer who was the club’s secretary in 2009 now takes over as president with a full crew of committee members to go hand in hand.

“The most exciting thing is that the committee is finally starting to evolve with ex-players and supporters joining in,” Officer said.

“Having Nat Hoy and now Julie McCabe and ex-MNC Rugby President Geoff Bell on our committee brings a wealth of experience to the club so we can meet the needs of all our players, supporters and sponsors.”

After such a successful year in 2009 with minor and major premiers for both first-grade teams, Coffs Rugby is looking to go a little better in 2010.

There will be six teams in first grade, and reserve grade football is back on the agenda with most clubs including SCU University Bullants nominating a team.

On top of that the club has had plenty of interest in their under-19s team already, with training set to start in late January.

“It’s our delight that we have managed to fill all of our coaching positions with quality coaches but are still looking for a reserve-grade coach and managers for all four teams,” Officer added.

“The coaches and managers will be named in the week before Christmas so players know what’s happening for next year.

“It also gives them a chance to get fit before coming along to the beach work in January.”

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