THE hope that a new footy team had seen the light of day and would be included in the Picola District Football Netball League (PDFNL) for season 2015 (Mansfield Courier, July 2), has been dashed.
The Samaria Suns, a combined effort between members of Swanpool and Tatong football netball clubs, which had previously been closed out of the Ovens and King league, took the necessary steps to join the PDFNL South East.
Former Tatong president Felicity Munro, who is part of the new club’s steering committee, was delighted to learn the club’s application to join the PDFNL had been accepted.
The new club then had to make a presentation to the PDFNL board and club delegates.
At this stage, the application by the Suns was rejected.
The 10-person PDFNL board voted to reject Samaria Suns’ application on the basis that the club was a new entity and they had concerns about it securing sufficient players.