Cobram Soccer Club and Cobram Victory Soccer Club announce special meeting to vote on potential merger, new name, colours and more.ROB HENSON July 2, 2014 3:37am
Soccer club organisers have thrown their weight behind a ‘yes’ vote to merge Cobram’s two major soccer clubs.
Both clubs this week put out a joint statement alerting their members to an Extraordinary General Meeting at 7.30
Also on the meeting’s agenda is to discuss a potential home ground, team name and colours, as well as the specifics of the merger process.
While only current financial members and life members of the clubs may vote, Cobram Victory president Tony Startari said all members of the public were invited to attend.
With the Victory club committee throwing their weight behind the merger, Mr Startari said the merger would ‘‘unite the whole town’’.
‘‘There’s kids on both sides that are good friends — that’s the social part of it,’’ he said.
‘‘And the reality is we can’t sustain playing in this league as two clubs, not only money-wise, but personnel-wise.’’
Mr Startari said it was hoped the merger could be completed before the 2015 season.
‘‘It’s going to quickly become a time factor — if it’s going to happen for 2015, we don’t need to stall it any longer.’’
Mr Startari said many options for names and colours had been raised, but nothing had been set in stone.
‘‘We’ve got to the stage at the last meeting where we said, ‘if it’s going to take a new name and new colours (to form a new club), then that’s what it’ll have to be’.’’
Mr Startari guessed his club had up to 100 financial members, but predicted not all would show up for the meeting.
‘‘There would be about 100 (members) elligible, but I very much doubt whether that many will come. Everybody seems to know what’s going on and seem to be on the same page.
‘‘Our committee made it known we’re in favour of it.
‘‘I think some people take the attitude that it’s going to happen so they don’t need to vote. It might be only the ones against it make an effort to show up.’’
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