The Group 16 executive is recommending “harsh sanctions” to clubs defaulting on final team nominations for the 2017 rugby league season.
The warning came in a notice circulated to all clubs ahead of the next group meeting on January 15.
In discussions with the executive, regional manager Kevin Felgate said confirmed nominations would allow a completed draw “with a reasonable level of accuracy and earlier then in recent years”.
It is recommended a fine of $2500 be placed on any club that defaults on their final nominations.
Also to be discussed at the meeting is the future of the Candelo-Bemboka Rugby League Football Club.
The Panthers have been invited to play in the first grade competition in 2017, provided they can also field a ladies league-tag and join with an affiliated under 18s side from Tathra.
If they can’t manage this for 2017, it has been recommended Candelo-Bemboka be allowed to play reserves, league-tag and under 18s, but that it must play first grade in 2018 – with the direction it enter affiliation with Tathra to form a club able to participate in all grades.
Meanwhile, Cobargo-Bermagui have been given a potential way in to the 2017 season.
The Group 16 executive is recommending that in the event of Narooma not being in a position to field a reserve grade team, that the Eels are to play in that spot going forward.
However, if the affiliation is rejected by Narooma, Cobargo-Bermagui will be given permission to seek affiliation with Eden to play in reserve grade.
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