Could not agree more vole. got to say i,m a little surprised that The RDO has not tried to get Amatuers to see the light, ie already a team and structure in place at the same ground that fulfills the RFU criteria of pathway progression from Jnr to senior rugby and player retention.
Short term this could cost both sides. If Amateurs are allowed in, the better players should with any sense gravitate towards the Higher side (or is this why they wanted to be let in at Y2 so they could really stuff Pheonix?) as we all know ELITE players often have little allegiance to a particular club other than whats best for them (Tammo played for Pheonix not for Amateurs), so why spend 3-5 seasons possibly getting to Y2 this could long term lead to the death of one or the other, how is this good for rugby in doncaster. Or will the Amateurs committee make Pheonix a offer they can,t refuse to amalgamate and "take" their position in Y2
If its the same ethos that has Directed the Doncaster Mini /jnr section then asked the other Yorkshire/SY mini.jnr teams for their opinion of how they regard Doncaster and you may find the reason for their unpopularity
i,d vote against it as its not needed and would serve no other function than to let certain individuals get their way (Why not be part of Pheonix? all their wishes would be acheived good facilities, in Y2 and constitution in place). if the kids they have coached behaved like this they,d tell them to put their ego,s away and grow up