On Suburban rugby for a second - Renegades Rugby are looking like having a decent start to the season for the first time in a few years, as we've already organised our coaches, and our playing roster might even have enough to field TWO Grades entirely this year. There will still be a mix of old heads for reserve grade, and the kids we picked up last year are likely to return and play there instead of being forced to go up against grown men.
Most importantly, we've been able to get a few of the 20somethings back in the tent after a season or two out in the wilderness, or at other clubs. Our average age for First Grade forward pack might even drop below 35!
I'm no longer President, thank fuck, though I've picked up Club Secretary for my troubles - I was basically doing both roles last year anyway.
Looking down the barrel of a 14-round season + finals, and only a single wet weather reserved week which could be iffy. We didn't lose a single week to rain last year, but you can bet fate will fuck us and provide the wettest winter since forever.
The big news is we no longer have to share with soccer, and that means the guy running the mower for Council can cut the grass at a height somewhere above root level. Fuckers.
Hopefully it'll be a good season, and a few other clubs can step up into fielding 2 Grades for regular competition.
All those in favour of @barbarian pulling the boots on for Kings Old Boys again, say aye.