Tire­less vol­un­teers

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

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

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