Don't believe everything you hear.
That's the message from newly-appointed Port Macquarie Sharks vice-president David Geary following rumours the club will struggle to field teams in any Group 3 rugby league senior grade in 2022.
It comes after the club had to postpone its annual general meeting originally set down for the middle of November.
"There's nothing but positivity coming out of the Sharks. I don't know where those rumours came from," Geary said.
"We had our AGM a couple of weeks ago and couldn't fill a few spots, but with a bit of rallying we've filled most of the spots now."
Zac Newcombe will again fill the president's role while Tash Newcombe will be the secretary and registrar.
The Sharks have also appointed their first grade coach with James Kelly given the nod while Matt Shipway and Geary will be his assistants.
"You can't get more experience than Matt Shipway so I think the players should be excited and the club should be excited as well," Geary said.
Edward Vale-Tighe will take over as reserve grade coach while Mick Gilmour will have the under-18s.
Pre-season training should start early in the new year.
"I've heard some clubs have started pre-season training already, but we don't have a start date," Geary said.
"It became pretty long in the tooth last year when things happened so we'll definitely encourage everyone to stay fit, but we'll be very careful with when we start."
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