Seen this on LU - so will bring it up here. IMO we should take over the area. Approach the ARLC every year and ask for that area until we get it. Meaning Norths junior clubs play in Manly's junior comp or just rename it the Northern Shore Comp. From what I've heard Souths are dumping the Bears as there reserve grade team in the near future. It's lunacy that the NRL can't send players or limited time there for coaching clinics to an area because of old politics of an area that no longer plays in the top competition (and yes it would be nice to see Norths come in at the expense of a Super League club ie Sharks). Giving other codes free range in there. Might mean Manly will have to rebadge themselves, no not as the Northern Eagles but as this Manly Warringah North Shore Sea Eagles. Use to work in an industry where change came(increase in beer excise therefore a price increase) and people use to bitch and moan about it for a while and then they got use to it. The other option is to allow the Bears back in as the Central Coast but that will a) hurt us - which the NRL and ARLC said they won't do b) Not bring in more tv dollars that a Brisbane, Western Australia or New Zealand teams would.