Newcomers to the Mid West Cup the Lithgow Giants have been been given a show cause from the CRL and Group 10 why the club should be reinstated in the competition after being removed from the 2017 season.
The Lithgow Giants are trying to rally support and potential players to keep the club alive after being told that the Group 10 Lithgow Workies Wolves struggled with too many teams in the Lithgow area and somebody needed to go.
Regional manager for CRL’s Western Area Peter Clarke said the move was decided at a Group 10 committee meeting.
“At the meeting it was endorsed that there was too many sides in the Lithgow area and that this was straining the Workies.”
It was a difficult situation with the Workies not having a reserve grade side, Clarke said.
He did say the Giants have a chance with the show cause but it would have to be a pretty strong case for the team to get the removal overturned.
The Giants are not giving up on the club even with their short history in the competition.
Now the club has the hard job of telling 2016 players that there is no team but still trying to recruit them to play again but just on stand-by.
Both the mens and womens tag teams struggled for players on the field in 2016 especially at the end of the season.
For the men and women the 2016 season was not a memorable one with both team’s statstics not a pretty sight.
The Giants men ended with no wins, a draw and only 42 points scored for and 908 against. The women also had no wins and a draw but had more respectable for and against.
The Giants’ first season in the Mid West Cup showed a bit more promise with three wins and a more balanced for and against record for the men.
At the meeting it was endorsed that there was too many sides in the Lithgow area and that this was straining the Workies.