THIS letter is in response to the comments from our local MP, Jason Costigan.
It is disappointing to read what he has said about the Proserpine Rugby League Football Club and the resignation of their club coach especially after not consulting with the club committee beforehand to learn the real truth behind the resignation.
The club committee chose a pro-active approach to resolving concerns with the coach.
It was their second meeting with him, the first being in May.
They required him to address some serious issues that had arisen and they were prepared to work through them with him.
His immediate response was to resign from the position as club coach.
Our local State member also inferred that the club is develop- ing a bad habit of getting rid of coaches mid season.
It is interesting to note that the only other coach to leave the club was in 2010 and this particular coach did not make it past mid season in his coaching role the following year.
This great club is run on the back of tireless hours from a small number of volunteers.
As a club committee, the elected representatives endeavour to work their hardest to secure talented and reliable coaches each year.
They take their responsibility to develop and improve young football player’s skills and talent and to showcase them in Mackay district games, very seriously.
It saddens me to think that our local State member can run down hard working volunteers that are trying to do their very best for these young men.
You only have to read the daily papers each day to see the organisations that are run by volunteers. We extend a warm welcome to everybody to support the Foley Shield reunion game on Sunday, August 11 at Les Stagg oval.
This is the last game before we enter the finals competition for the fourth year running. Joanne Wright ASSISTANT SECRETARY PROSERPINE RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB