Football club’s identity crisis

THERE seems to be some sort of identity crisis going on at the New Norfolk District Football Club. Since about 1947 or thereabouts, that title has been the club’s official name (and trading name) and for most of those years, the various teams have been nicknamed the Eagles.

About a year ago, the club appears to have started referring to itself as the New Norfolk Eagles Football Club. No public statement has been made about the change and the NNNewsBlogger let it pass as a minor administrative thing.

But now, both “clubs” have advertised separate annual general meetings to be held this month. What’s more, the press advertisement for the “NNEFC” states quite clearly that only members will be admitted to its AGM. Who the “members” are is not known. Perhaps the members of the “NNDFC” are also members of the “NNEFC” but this looks uncertain as the “district” club does not appear to be restricting its meeting to “members only”.

Even curiouser, the NNEFC AGM on January 15 will be held in the meeting room at the New Norfolk Library, while the NNDFC AGM on January 22 will be held at the clubrooms as usual.

The New Norfolk News invites comment from the NNDFC, NNEFC, or both.

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