CCO has been told by sources close to the Orara valley Axemen that the club will not participate in the 2021 Group 2 CRL rugby league competition.
By The Editor
In a sad blow for a once strong and proud club it appears not enough player registrations were able to be obtained by the registration close off date which is today.
The Axemen announced last year that they would not be fielding teams in the Group 2 competition just weeks before the whole competition was cancelled due to the Covid19 crisis. See; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/orara-axemen-to-miss-2020-group-2-league-season/
CCO also hears at least one other club in Coffs Harbour may also be struggling to obtain a quality full playing roster too.
Clearly the lack of play in 2020 may be one reason for this. But right back at the very beginning of this new version of CCO on 7 March 2018 we also offered these thoughts by a well known league aficionado/ex-writer Oscar Le Grouch; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/as-you-sow-so-shall-you-reap-the-slow-demise-of-group-2-rugby-league/