Smiles again as Seahorses live to fight another day
THEY are not quite out of the woods just yet, but there's hope for the future at Woolgoolga Rugby League Club.
A forced withdrawal from the Group 2 premiership was avoided when the Seahorses found enough support at their second attempt to hold an annual general meeting.
An executive and committee is in place and the club is now proceeding to prepare for the 2015 season in the normal fashion.
Outgoing president Stuart Evans is a relieved man.
He indicated the decision to lay out in public the real facts of how dire the situation had become paid an unexpected dividend.
"Almost 20 people were in attendance and the club now has the largest committee we've had for several years to run the show," Evans said.
"This new committee will need to hit the ground running as we are probably well behind some of the other clubs as far as next year is concerned.
"However, we are in a position to sign off on our new coach and I expect the announcement will be made in the next week."
Former president Peter Brown has returned to lead the Seahorses.
He will be assisted by Gavin Hann, who can boast a long record of service to the game with the Moree club.
Group 2's media director, Paul Dwyer, also attended and was also re-elected to his former position as club secretary.