Morwell East votes to stay in Mid Gippy



MORWELL East Football-Netball Club will remain in the Mid Gippsland FootballNetball League next season.
The Hawks voted on a potential move to the North Gippsland FNL recently, but did
not meet the required two-thirds majority from members.
“At Morwell East FNC our first priority will always be our valued members. This is why when the time came to reflect on our club, and plan for the future, member involvement was of the highest importance,” the club said.
“According to the MEFNC constitution, in order for a special motion, like a change of league, we needed 75 per cent of votes towards ‘for’ in order to move forward with the motion.
“In the vote to apply to change to the North Gippsland Football-Netball League, we fell
only a handful of votes short of a 75 per cent majority.
“Although, we did not reach the required number of votes, there was an encouraging
response from our members to explore alternative leagues.
“Therefore, as a committee we believe it is important we revaluate this decision in the
future and will continue to consult with our East community.”
Talk of Morwell East leaving the MGFNL has been doing the rounds in the last few
years, mainly due to location.
Other factors commonly spoken about involve the elimination of a bye in both
competitions should Morwell East move.
If the Hawks ever join the NGFNL, it will take the current competition up to 12 clubs, and leave Mid Gippsland with the same.