Further changes to EP Football likely in the future: Treloar
The new chair of the Eyre Peninsula Zone Football Council, Peter Treloar, believes further club mergers and changes in League structures/compositions are likely as Eyre Peninsula Football continues to plan for the future.
Mr Treloar has taken over the voluntary role from former chair Tony Irvine and said the Council is working closely with the SANFL and leagues across the region in planning for the future.
"We've already seen some changes to league structure over the last 12 months. I'm not saying that more changes are imminent but certainly (they are) likely," Mr Treloar said.
"I'm of the view that it's the clubs that are all important in this (future decision making). It's for clubs to make a decision, it's the club members that volunteer every Saturday.
This season saw the Mid-West Football and Netball League dissolve following the merger between Wudinna United and Central Eyre with the newly merged club moving to the Eastern Eyre competitions. The West Coast Hawks and Wirrulla joined Far West (Now Western Eyre) and Elliston and Western Districts combined to joined Great Flinders under the banner of Elliston Districts.
One of the first agenda points for Mr Treloar's Council is to work with Port Lincoln Football and Netball in forming an alliance. All other football and netball clubs on the Eyre Peninsula are aligned except for those in Port Lincoln.
"A good number of the clubs in Port Lincoln are already working towards having some sort of alignment between football and netball and I think that will assist greatly," said Treloar.
"There could be other changes before that alignment is finalised but only out of necessity".