Ovens and Murray Hall of Fame members unsure of Corowa-Rutherglen's way forward

Bill Gayfer says the Roos should look at merging with nearby clubs.
Bill Gayfer says the Roos should look at merging with nearby clubs.

WHILE the future of football in Corowa is unclear, several Ovens and Murray Hall of Famers can agree on one thing – it would be a shame for the Roos to fold.

Bill Gayfer, Jim Sandral, John Clancy and Noel Long said there is a future for Corowa-Rutherglen in the Ovens and Murray, but attracting strong players to the region was crucial.

“Between Rutherglen and Corowa there’s still an Ovens and Murray side,” Gayfer said.

“The numbers are down...it’s going to be a big battle for Corowa-Rutherglen to keep going in Ovens and Murray.

“They need some influx, but I don’t know what the answer is.

“There is a lot of teams in one set position around Corowa – Wahgunyah, CDHBU, Rennie still feed from there.

“I think merging would be a great option.

“Rutherglen don’t want to merge, they’re solid, they’ve got a good committee, they’re working very well on their own back.”