They're not out of the woods yet, but Tigers have a committee

TEAM ASSEMBLED: The Oberon Tigers have formed a stand-in committee after their annual general meeting earlier in the month failed to fill the committee. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
TEAM ASSEMBLED: The Oberon Tigers have formed a stand-in committee after their annual general meeting earlier in the month failed to fill the committee. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

A STAND-IN committee has been formed and local players' commitment will be assessed after the Oberon Tigers held an extraordinary meeting last Thursday.

The meeting was held after the club was unable to form a committee at its AGM for the 2020 season.

Key roles such as registrar and treasurer needed to be filled in order to nominate teams next year.

About 20 people attended the extraordinary meeting, which began with a passionate open forum before nominations and voting were called.

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Country Rugby League was represented by regional manager Peter Clarke and Group 10 president Linore Zamparini.

Mr Clarke pointed out that most towns the size of Oberon were competing in the tier two competitions such as the Woodbridge Cup and New Era Cup.

Mr Zamparini commended Oberon and the committee for being able to compete against the larger, more powerful clubs in Group 10, and acknowledged Oberon's proud history.

The main points of discussion centred on the challenges and resources required to field teams in the Group 10 competition.

But it was agreed to push forward and form a stand-in committee whose first challenge is to assess the local players' commitment.

It was felt that a more permanent strategic direction can then be taken once this is established.

Club stalwart Peter Hotham agreed to fill the role of treasurer and local Tigers supporter Peter Austin put his hand up for the role of registrar.

Zac Rowlandson again filled the breach when the Tigers needed him and accepted the crucial role of football manager in charge of recruitment and retention.

Returning president Ian Christie-Johnston stood unopposed, as did secretary Neil O'Grady.

The immediate focus is to now gauge player commitment and secure a few new major sponsors to bolster the club's resources.

Applications are open for other roles on the committee which the club hopes to fill in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in being part of the Tigers 2020 campaign, contact Ian Christie-Johnston on 0427 465 933 to be part of the Tigers 2020 campaign.