To all of our Mighty Asquith Magpie Supporters.
Due to difficulties in resourcing the team, the club has decided to not participate in the Ron Massey Cup for the 2017 season.
Having lost 12 players from last season due to retirement, moving overseas and club transfers, we were going to struggle to have a team that could compete at this level. The club is a proud club that won't participate in a competition if we don't feel we can be competitive and give our supporters something to cheer about.
So, what are we doing? We will continue in the Sydney Shield and Simon Clarke will coach the team. We are confident we will have a competitive team for the Sydney Shield. We are also looking at having an A Grade team in the combined Norths and Manly competition to provide a pathway to the Sydney Shield Team.
Over the next 12 months, the Club will be looking at its operations and determine how we can do better. There are a lot of learnings from the past 4 years in competing at the RMC level. We believe there will be changes to competition structures over the next year or so and we need to be prepared if we want to participate.
The club would like to welcome Christine Laing as Senior Administrator for the club. Christine brings much Rugby League Administration experience and will be of great assistance as we rebuild.
Of course, in addition to our Seniors, we will be having a huge focus on the development of our juniors.