Time for a change at Sea Eagles: critic

Tuesday February 06, 2018 Published in Letters to the Editor

It pains me greatly to see the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles club, once a strong and vibrant league club, literally fall apart before the blow of the first whistle for this year’s league competition.

 

It’s the only league club in the country that can lay claim to four consecutive grand final victories in the premier grade back in the 90s and I am dismayed that this fantastic footy club is on the verge of fizzling out altogether this season. 

This is particularly so especially seeing that the Sea Eagles have been strong premiership contenders since its inception back in the 1980s and loved by an army of loyal club supporters and footy fans.

And while I don’t like to speculate too much and get into the blame game and finger-pointing as to why or how things have gone horribly wrong for the mighty Sea Eagles in 2018, it would seem to me that the politicking by a certain individual who not only became club president but also “volunteered” to be premier team coach, may have had some negative effect on the club spirit for this season.

That being the case, either the club president should either take urgent and drastic action to reverse the club’s slide into oblivion or acknowledge that his tenure as Sea Eagles president has been a dismal failure. That’s the way it seems to me, anyway.

He could then fall on his sword and step aside to allow another club president to be elected with the hope of resurrecting the Sea Eagles Club.

If anything, it would appear to me that the fragile state of the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles Club demonstrates poor leadership at the very top. All noise but little substance.

            Time for Change

            (Name and address supplied)

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