Sturt Footy Club President Jason Kilic spoke at the pre-match luncheon before the Sturt v Glenelg match at Unley Oval today and talked of the significant decision he and the other League Presidents have to make in the near future about the Crows proposal to have a reserves team.
Jason is one of nine people charged with a decision that will impact the local competition is ways that cannot be truly comprehended, whichever way they choose. One thing is for sure though he announced to those present at the Luncheon.
Sturt Footy club WILL NOT become the Crows reserves side. That is simply not on the agenda.
In a private conversation at the match he revealed to me his opinion that the Sturt Footy Club would lose their history and culture overnight. In other words Sturt would gain nothing from such a move. They would only lose….,big time.
And he believes the Crows would lose out too. Lets face it the Crows are a team for all South Australians, a mantel they could no longer claim if they took over Sturt.
We did discuss the options for which competition the Crows should play in and I can assure that at least one person responsible for the looming decision is thinking through the issues and options with a clear head.
One option may be for the Crows to become the tenth team in the SANFL league competition. If that happens then the closest the Crows would get to Sturt would be
Would be a good first game for the Crows reserves team I reckon. Of course if this were to happen I wonder whether the Unley Oval master plan has anticipated such a scenario.