Shortage of volunteers threatening Seahorses' future
WOOLGOOLGA Rugby League Club is staring into the abyss.
The Seahorses' future is being threatened by the blight affecting many regional sporting clubs.
A declining number of volunteers is available to carry out the onerous, thankless and unpaid tasks needed to keep bush footy alive.
Outgoing president Stuart Evans is rallying support to keep the club alive with a crisis meeting being held at the Seaview Tavern at 3pm this Sunday.
"We desperately need willing and capable persons to fill vacant executive and committee positions for the upcoming season," he said.
"The first attempt to hold an annual general meeting had insufficient numbers in attendance to proceed.
"Unfortunately we have lost a number of hard-working committee members for a variety of reasons.
"Two of our longest-standing and most committed members have moved from the Coffs Harbour area and two others, including myself, can't commit to an executive role due to increased workload with our employment.
"This has left a gaping hole in our ranks and we need people to step forward to keep the club alive.
"We cannot enter a team without having a full executive in place and the last thing I want to see is the Seahorses fall out of the Group 2 competition."
Evans said a captain-coach was waiting to be engaged as soon as soon as a committee was formed and players were ready to sign up.
An advertisement for prospective players also has new recruits ready to join.
If anyone is interested in helping the Seahorses in 2015, call Stuart Evans on 0425 787 171 or be at the Seaview Tavern on Sunday.