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In conjunction with the Queensland Rugby League, the Northern Pride have today announced a revised management and governance structure that will give the club vital momentum heading into the new year.

Terry Mackenroth, a current QRL Independent Director and former Deputy Premier, will serve as interim Pride Chairman until a new constitution is finalised early next year.

Mackenroth assumes the role from Bob Fowler, who has stood down following years of passionate service to the club and the Far North Queensland region.

“This is without doubt an important step for the Northern Pride and will become the catalyst for the club’s long-term viability in the Intrust Super Cup,” Mackenrorth said today.

“These key changes ensure the club’s management structure and corporate governance are more in line with the Australian Rugby League Commission and the Queensland Rugby League.”

Mackenroth thanked Fowler for his dedicated service to the Pride.

“Our charter is to strengthen second tier rugby league,” he said.

“To achieve this, we need to look at restructuring some Intrust Super Cup clubs and providing them with as much support as possible.”

The Northern Pride will begin their 2016 Intrust Super Cup campaign against the Sunshine Coast Falcons on the weekend of March 5/6.