HARROW Balmoral will enter the 2014 football and netball season’s in a bold new world after officials of the Horsham District League announced some important changes designed to increase strength of the competition.
One of the more significant changes is the news that Horsham United, known as Horsham RSL Diggers, from the Wimmera FL and Natimuk had both held club meetings on February 19, where both clubs voted in favour of merging to become the Natimuk United Football Netball Club and compete in the Horsham District from 2014 onwards.
Neither club has had a great deal of success in the past few seasons and believe that joining forces will bring some long awaited happier days.
Also on February 19, during a ground breaking meeting full of optimism, a motion was passed to amalgamate the Horsham District Netball League with the Horsham District Football League, streamlining the administrative arm of the competition, which will now be run by a board of management which comprises members of both bodies.
Harrow Balmoral put forward the proposal that the league introduce a new senior grade of netball in order to even up the league’s balance between junior and senior netball.
The motion was carried that the new competition, C Reserve, will become part of the competition immediately, meaning that there are now four senior and four underage netball grades, with clubs confident that they will have little trouble finding the extra numbers to fill the new division.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, March 6, 2014.