Change inevitable: Group’s door open

Group 10 chairman Linore Zamparini says he’s open to change in future seasons but can’t see that change happening in 2017.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Orange Hawks guns Brodie Christopherson and Jack Aumuller could be running out against different opposition in the future should change eventuate thanks to Dubbo's prosposed move. Photo: NICK McGRATH

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Orange Hawks guns Brodie Christopherson and Jack Aumuller could be running out against different opposition in the future should change eventuate thanks to Dubbo's prosposed move. Photo: NICK McGRATH

Group 10 met with Dubbo CYMS on Wednesday night and were impressed with the Fishies’ proposal to change competitions, the Dubbo club determined to make the switch official in time for the 2017 season.

But CRL chief executive officer Terry Quinn said on Monday he’d back Group 11 and the Rams’ decision to keep the status quo. 

The CRL boss highlighted a February meeting for the region as a watershed moment for change in the Western area.

Zamparini agreed, adding an alteration to the make-up of the area could revitalise rugby league.

“I think a revamp is inevitable,” he said, having been president and now chairman for the last decade.

“But we have to look at what’s best for all clubs, particularly those in smaller towns, they need their footy. Your Oberons, Nyngans, Narromines and the like. Not just the super clubs.

“We’ve got to look at what will be for the best for the game in our region as a whole.”

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