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Warriors take over Vulcans' helm

The Warriors will take over operations of the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup, the NRL club and the Auckland Rugby League said on Wednesday.
Warriors take over Vulcans' helm
by AAP

WELLINGTON, Oct 16 AAP - The Warriors will take over operations of the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup, the NRL club and the Auckland Rugby League said on Wednesday.

Originally set up by the Mount Albert club as the Auckland Lions in 2007, the Vulcans have until now been run on a joint venture basis between the ARL and the Warriors.

ARL chairman Cameron McGregor said the timing was right for the Warriors to take control.

"Our original aim was to develop an outlet for local amateur players to play at the best level possible but stay in Auckland," he said.

McGregor said the Vulcans had provided a pathway for local coaches, football staff, managers and match officials.

"However, the time is right for us to focus even more on our Auckland club football and rugby league at school level."

Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said the ARL's foresight in supporting a team which developed players and rugby league in the Auckland area had been vital.

"After seven years it's a good time for us to fully integrate the team into our organisation and provide a seamless transition from our development squad to the NYC, the New South Wales Cup and the NRL."

He said the Warriors' NSW Cup side would now give the club an official team for players not selected to play in the NRL, as well as being used to develop NYC player.


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