By Mick Jensen
Rugby league enthusiasts in Chertsey have plans to spruce up facilities and to mark out a pitch in the Chertsey Domain ahead of a competition in September.
Recruits met in the domain on Saturday at a relaxed open day to talk rugby league.
Organiser and Chertsey local Glenn Jamieson said although the turnout was low, there had been a number of apologies, including from a quartet from Southbridge, and it was full steam ahead with team development plans.
Mr Jamieson, who played for the Sydenham Rugby League Club, said he had been in discussions with the Chertsey Domain Board and local councillor Mark Malcolm about revamping the former cricket and tennis buildings at the domain site for changing sheds.
The buildings would require quite a bit of work to bring them up to scratch, but enthusiasts were not fazed by that, he said.
The Chertsey league team will be called the Oilers and will play in the Aoraki competition.
They hope to recruit players from rural areas over the coming months.
The Chertsey Domain is tucked away just south of the Chertsey township and accessed immediately after the turn off into Wilkinsons Road. For more information on the Oilers, contact Glenn Jamieson on 027 838 9211 or check the Chertsey Rugby League Club Facebook page.