Restructure “doesn’t suit us”- Seagulls

December 14, 2023 10:30 am in by
2022 premiers Barwon Heads are looking for a repeat performance in this year's finals. -(Photograph by Marcel Berens).

Bellarine League powerhouse Barwon Heads has queried the benefit of AFL Barwon’s proposed restructure of local football and netball to their club.

Newly-appointed president Russell Hyland says the Seagulls, who won premierships on either side of the Covid-impacted 2020 and 2021 seasons, believe there are too many unanswered questions about plans to introduce a three-tiered structure in 2025.

“Everybody’s asking me questions: what happens to the juniors? What happens to the netball? What happens to this? What happens to that? Where do we go? What do we do?” he told K rock’s Beyond the Boundary podcast.

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“But, what we’ve taken out of it, it’s really not going to help our club move forward is the way feel.

“It may help some clubs, but I can’t see it helping our club now or next season.

“Perhaps when it’s planned out a little bit better, and there’s more detail involved in it, it could work.

“The way it is at the moment, it doesn’t suit us.”


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