NEW PRESIDENT: Norm Crisp
NEW PRESIDENT: Norm Crisp Alex Nolan

New Border Rugby League president hopeful for more teams

RUGBY LEAGUE: New Border Rugby League president Norm Crisp has his fingers crossed at least one extra club will field teams in the 2016 competition.

Crisp was elected unopposed as the new president at Sunday's AGM.

"There is a meeting this week in the Inglewood and Texas area to discuss fielding teams in the BRL next season," he said.

"Teams from that area will hopefully be formed to play A-grade and women's league tag.

"We are still in the process of getting an answer from Millmerran about the possibility of them joining the league."

This year, Millmerran played C-grade in the Toowoomba Rugby League.

Crisp said all four clubs from 2015 were confident of fielding teams in A-grade men and women's competition and possibly men's reserve grade.

Crisp will be joined on the executive by John Hendry as vice-president, Amanda Harrold secretary and Kerry Shatte treasurer.

The executive and two delegates from each club meet monthly to run the league.

Crisp said all representatives were happy to elect an executive who were all from the Stanthorpe area.

"Queensland Rugby League rules state if someone is on a league executive, they can't be on a club executive," he said.

"That eliminate some possible office bearers."

Each club has to put forward two names of people who are happy to travel to judiciary matter meetings which will not include BRL executive members.

Crisp said next season each club would be required to video all games and send to the Central division operations manager on the Monday.

"The operations manager will then peruse the videos and have the power to take action over any incident he sees fit," Crisp said. QRL rules determine the procedure with any charges.

The next BRL meeting will be on January 9 at Stanthorpe.



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