Defining week ahead for two clubs in the NDRL

Miriam Vale's Charles Hopf kicks for goal. Photo: SHANE JONES.

By Shane Jones

The time is now for both the South Kolan Sharks and the Miriam Vale Magpies to form ahead of next year’s Northern Districts Rugby League.

Both clubs will be holding annual general meetings in the next week to hopefully form committees, so they can affiliate to the NDRL.

It follows South Kolan not being able to form a committee after its last AGM, on 23 October, and Miriam Vale’s committee moving along after this season.

The Magpies will host their meeting first, on 29 November, at the Miriam Vale Hotel with all positions vacant.

It needs all positions to be filled to make sure it can play in the NDRL and the women’s tag if the team enters that competition as well.

If it doesn’t, it would be the first time since 2017 – when the team combined with Agnes Water to be the Northern Force – that the team hasn’t played in the competition.

For South Kolan, this is the second time the club has tried to form, and will hold its meeting on 5 December at 2pm at the South Kolan Rugby League club headquarters.

Former president John Herwig told Bundaberg Today at the end of last season he would not be running, instead moving into retirement with his wife Beryl, who is the treasurer.

So the club will need a new president and treasurer and other members to form.

It would be the first time a defending premier has not affiliated with the NDRL in a long time.

If you can help, contact either the South Kolan Sharks on 0427 797 373 or the Miriam Vale Magpies on 0401 288 017 or