Anguish over plans to ban alcohol from Canterbury league sidelines

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Newstalk ZB,
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Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 3:00PM
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Anguish over plans to ban alcohol from Canterbury league sidelines

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 3:00PM

There are opposing views on whether alcohol should be permanently banned from Christchurch rugby league sidelines.

A city council hearings panel will weigh up submissions today.

Canterbury Rugby League supports the call, saying dealing with regular alcohol related problems dissolved in last year's alcohol ban trial.

But Canterbury Rugby League Masters chairman, Bruce Milne, says players in there 40s to 60s shouldn't be penalised.

"We've been Masters for 19 years in Christchurch and we've had a problem. We've never had the police called, we've never had to break up a fight or anything like that ourselves." 

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