There will be more opposition on the rugby union field next season for teams like Harden and Grenfell with the announcement that the Boorowa Goldies and Young Yabbies are moving into the Central West competition.
There were moves touted leading into the 2018 season but neither eventuated, however it’s been confirmed that both the Young Yabbies and Boorowa Goldies will join Central West Rugby Union next year.
The two clubs, which both played in ACT Rugby’s first division and South Coast Monaro competitions in 2018 respectively, will join the likes of Harden, Grenfell, West Wyalong and Canowindra in the GrainCorp Cup Southern Division next year.
The moves come a couple of years after Cootamundra and Temora shifted from Southern Inland to link with Central West too, with the Yabbies and Goldies now set to come up against the Tri-Colours and Tuskers next season.
Boorowa president Justin Fleming said, via a release, that his Goldies are looking forward to joining the competition, making it clear it wasn’t an impulse decision.
“Considerable thought was given to this decision as it was not taken lightly,” he said.
“Detail was discussed very thoroughly with views to stay and views to go expressed very well.
“The fact that it was so thoroughly considered gives me great confidence in our decision and the committee is now very excited to make the move a great success.”
Boorowa ran seventh in last year’s South Coast Monaro second division competition.