GROUP Three Rugby League chairman Wayne Bridge will again stand for the position at the Sunday, December 5 annual meeting.
However, Mr Bridge said if successful this will almost certainly be his last term.
He told the Times in September that he has lost some enthusiasm for the job and was considering whether he would seek the role again for 2022. He was first elected in 2008, replacing Dick Clode, who didn't seek re-election.
"I always said I'd look at it at the end of every five years,'' he said.
"Next year will be my 15th as chairman, so that's three blocks of five.''
There's no obvious successor for the position and that's among the reasons why Mr Bridge will stand again.
"I can spend next year looking for someone to take on the job,'' he said.
He added that fact that there hasn't been a grand final played in Group Three for the past two seasons due to COVID-19 is another factor.
"We didn't play at all in 2020, apart from the juniors. This year we had to stop in August before we got to the semi-finals,'' he said.
The Group Three season was suspended on Saturday, August 14, when the State went into lockdown. Extensions of the lockdown made it impossible to complete the competition.
"That pissed me off a bit. There was no COVID here at all when we were made to stop,'' he pointed out.
"Now it's everywhere and sport's allowed again. I'd prefer to finish up after we've completed a full season.''
Meanwhile Mr Bridge said the group would be guided by the NSWRL on whether non-vaccinated players would be allowed to take part in next season's competitions.
"From what I'm hearing all the players will have to be vaccinated,'' he said.
"I'm not sure how that will be policed, but I expect the players will have to make a declaration when they register.''
The Group Three presentation night will now be held on Friday, November 26 at the Wingham Services Club, with the hall of fame induction in January.
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