CDHBU committee to meet to discuss future

CDHBU fears it could be “left high and dry” if it doesn’t act on its future.

With neighbouring clubs Corowa-Rutherglen and Billabong Crows presently looking at their options, Power president Jarrod Hanrahan said the Hume league club needed to do the same.

CDHBU will hold a committee meeting next week to formally discuss their next move.

“We will meet as a committee and have a formal discussion on what is happening around us and where our future lies,” Hanrahan said.

“Everyone knows we have been having talks with the Cluster.

“At the end of the day clubs have to be proactive.

“There is only so much AFL-North East Border and AFL-NSW can do.

”We are obviously aware Corowa and Billabong Crows to the north and south of us are having struggles and we find ourselves in a similar situation with our under-17s.

“I don’t think our situation is quite as bad yet but we need to be open to talking to other clubs.

“If Oaklands went to Berrigan and Urana to Lockhart we could miss an opportunity and we don’t want to be left high and dry.

“We need to put everything on the table and have a good look at things.”

CDHBU dropped its under-17s for the first time this season with many of its youngsters switching to neighbouring clubs.

The Power has felt the crunch off the ground as well with fewer volunteers available.

Corowa-Rutherglen is facing a drastic player shortage with the Roos unable to field full reserve and under-18 teams against Albury last weekend while Billabong Crows have called a crisis meeting for later this month for similar reasons.

The Hume league has undergone many changes in recent years with Walla’s amalgamation with Rand-Walbundrie last season the latest.

One of the biggest problems facing clubs is the excess number of netballers.