MOGO Warriors, Bermagui Cobargo Eels and Tathra Sea Eagles expressed their interest to field teams in the 2016 Group 16 competition at the AGM at Bega on October 18.
Each club will need to abide by the group’s entry rules of at least three teams, one of which will be in first grade.
Or clubs can enter into a portability agreement with another club, similar to the Merimbula-Pambula/Candelo-Bemboka United agreement in place.
Each club has a month to submit their playing squads to the Group and a final decision will be made on November 25.
Group 16 president Dean Lynch said it could see the Group potentially grow to 12 teams.
“These teams would give rugby league a presence in all the major towns and villages throughout South East NSW, a claim no other sporting code can match,” Lynch said.
“All the club officials should all be congratulated on their proposals.
“But it’s now up to potential rugby league players to get behind their home clubs.”
Mogo Warriors president Les Wilson said the club held its first meeting on August 15 and that they were stoked it had progressed quickly.
Twenty three players met with club officials at Mogo Oval on Saturday and Wilson said the players, despite many being inexperienced, were up for the challenge of first grade.
“Whatever criteria they set, everyone’s up for the challenge,” he said.
Mogo expressed interest in fielding a first grade and ladies’ league tag team and was hopeful it would attract enough under 18s before the November 25 deadline.