Charlie Fox (21)
From what I understand Newport are 50/50 about going up. My view is they would be crazy not to as DIV 3 is essentially a western Syd comp with all games bar 1 well over an hour away. Better to go up and get BOBs, Lindfield and maybe Forest back.
They would be in a similar boat to BOBs around not fielding a 4th grade though.
Word from Forest is they are almost resigned to winning CC and going up.
Sad state of affairs when someone feels "resigned" to winning and promotion. As for the BOBs and Newport dilemma, could they have word to the SS Clubs. Not sure where they're at with numbers but could Warringah run their lowest team as a 4th grade for Newport.
I remember a number of years ago Blue Mountains couldn't run a Colts in Div 2 side so HV Colts played in place of Blue Mts to complete the competition. It meant the Mtns didn't have to flog their numbers and HV got to keep their team together.
I don't know the numbers so might not be possible, but could it work for BOBs and Newport? At least everyone gets a game.