Former Mullumbimby rugby league player and NRL professional Sam Martin has been appointed to the Giants coaching panel for 2017.
Sam has played NRL under-20s with both the Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans and will bring a youthful knowledge to the club, according to new committee president Daniel Molenaar.
The move is part of the Mullumbimby Giants’ push to re-enter the northern rivers first grade competition for 2017.
‘It is well known that league in country areas is struggling and unfortunately 2016 saw no league played in this rugby league-proud town of Mullumbimby.
‘This was even more disappointing because not long ago Mullumbimby celebrated 100 years of rugby league history in the town,’ he said.
A new committee has now been formed to resume the greatest game in Mullumbimby.
‘Much work has to be done but we believe that 2017 will see Mullumbimby re-enter the NRRRL competition,’ he said.
Efforts are being made to re-establish relationships with sponsors and supporters of many years.
The club is also seeking new businesses who wish to see the resumption of Rugby League in Mullumbimby.