The Sunshine Coast Rugby Union will not compete in the QRU’s Premier Rugby Competition next season, but will instead focus its energy on becoming the leading force in regional rugby.
The decision was made to withdraw Stingrays’ Premier Open and Colts sides from the competition at a meeting of stakeholders last night.
“The meeting of the stakeholders was a very positive one. It was unanimously agreed to consolidate our position and put our resources into developing and keeping players on the Coast with a focus on strengthening our efforts in player development, coaching, administration and volunteers right through from Juniors to Seniors”, said SCRU Chairman Glenn Ferguson.
“We will concentrate on representative pathways through the Queensland Country Competition and other representative fixtures, including our sevens and women’s programs. Our focus is to continue to work with all our stakeholders to grow rugby in the region”, said Mr Ferguson.
SCRU would like to thank all Players, Coaches, Managers, Volunteers and Supporters for all the tireless effort that has gone into making the Premier Stingrays sides possible over the years. Your contribution to Rugby on the Coast has been fully appreciated, and we hope that your support can follow us through into 2014 whether it be in our Juniors, Schools, or Senior local competitions, or our Country and 7’s representative pathways.
For further enquiries please contact:
Sunshine Coast Rugby Union
0416 169 297
1st October 2013