Deighton returns to lead Roosters for another season

Returning Roosters executive committee members, Chris Deighton, Jess Deighton, Nathan McAndrew and Mollie Harley at Sunday’s annual general meeting at the Golfie.

Chris Deighton was returned as president at the Cobar Senior Rugby League Club’s annual general meeting on Sunday.
Most of the committee line-up for the season ahead is unchanged with Nathan McAndrew returned as vice president, Mollie Harley as secretary and Jess Deighton has retained the treasurer’s position.
Joining the committee is Brennah Aumua, who is the club’s new registrar and Tia Turner has volunteered to take care of the club’s so-cial media profile.
A new groundsmen committee was elected with Slade Neale, Kingsley Proudlove and Darryl Burton taking on the job of looking after the oval.
Another seven members were elected to the general committee.
Chris Deighton said despite the interruptions with the COVID pandemic as well as a few challenges throughout the season, it had most-ly been a good year for the club.
“A few people dug deep this year to help out.
“We also worked in well with Junior League again this year,” Deighton said in his presi-dent’s report.
“We fielded three competitive sides this season; it was however a shame that the Under 18s competition only had three sides.”
He praised the Cobar Roosters First Grade side for finishing as Minor Premiers.
Deighton said despite low crowd numbers at games during the 2021 season, the club’s fi-nances are still healthy and are on par with the same time last year.
He said moving forward his focus would be on upgrading the clubhouse.
In the general meeting that followed, plans to include a junior ‘Mod’ sized field were discussed; members were advised the Castle-reagh League had received an application from the Narromine Jets to join the competition in the 2022 season; and an annual pre-season memorial trial game was proposed with the Manildra Rhinos to honour the memory of Ethan Black.