Seagulls face crisis over player numbers



A GROWING concern over a lack of player numbers has forced Tannum Sands Rugby League Club officials to call a special meeting at their Dennis Park headquarters tonight.

Tannum Sands vice-president Mick Kearney said the issue came to a head last weekend with the club having to forfeit its reserve grade fixture against Yeppoon after it could not field a team.

The club was fined $500 for missing the fixture.

'We're calling the meeting because we need to get our house in order, particularly the lack of player numbers,' Kearney said.

'We've got 80 blokes registered to play and of them about 15 are out injured ? the rest have signed-up but then just dis-appeared.'

The club also needs to fill vacant positions on its committee.

Kearney said the meeting provided anyone interested in the club's future with the chance to have their say.

'We want to hear from anyone involved in the club, or old boys (former players) or our supporters,' Kearney said.

Kearney said officials were concerned for the long-term future of the club if the drop in player numbers which has plagued the Seagulls in recent seasons continued to pose a problem.

Tonight's meeting gets under way at 6.30pm.

For inquiries phone Mick Kearney (a/h) 4973 9734.



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