Strong start to preseason for Campbells Creek FNC after tough 2019

The Campbells Creek Football Netball Club is getting back on its feet after battling through a tough 2019 season. Club secretary Marg Stevens and president Scott Jones said the numbers they have already seen at preseason far outweigh that of the past season, putting the Creekers in high hopes for 2020.

After a season overshadowed by folding rumours, heartbreaking results and a double forfeit, the Campbells Creek Football Netball Club is determined to rise from the ashes of 2019.

A mass exodus at the end of 2018 meant that the Magpies had to fill their entire committee and senior football roster from scratch.

To make matters worse, Creek then withdrew from the 2019 A grade netball competition.

Rumours that the club was set to fold were only exacerbated in round 12 when Creek had to forfeit its senior and reserves games with Talbot due to lack of numbers.

This double forfeit, first year club president Scott Jones said, was the hardest call the club had to make this past season.

“This year the goal was to survive. It was to get a team out there in jumpers every week, which we did bar one,” he said.

“The double forfeit was the hardest call we’ve had to make. Half of the club was in tears, we just couldn’t make it happen.

“We had 15 blokes available that weekend and that’s not even one team.”

For more on this story see the Back Page of The Advertiser, Friday, November 29

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