Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Norths Need to Find Way Forward

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Norths Need to Find Way Forward

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LAST week I commented on Norths and how they had forfeited two senior grades the week prior and how I thought the club would struggle in the future.

Well, to its credit, it endeavoured to field three grades against Souths last weekend.

While I was not there for the U18s or the reserve-grade, I did get there for

the start of the A-grade and as the Norths side ran out my immediate concern was the physical difference between the two sides.

The players from Norths U18s (and they are a good side) who stepped up again to play in A-grade showed enormous courage and club spirit but they should have never been put in that situation.

As it was, commonsense prevailed and the game was called off early in the second half.

The question is what happens now?

I see in Mr Hawkins' comprehensive column this week he mentioned each of last week's games except the Norths/Souths clash.

Well Steve, what does happen now?

Do we just let things roll along and hope it fixes itself in time for next year or do we do something completely novel and try and find a workable solution? …

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