It's something of a tradition for the Dubbo Rhinos club, and this year the women will get a taste of the annual three-way trial at Nabiac on the state's mid-north coast.
Every year the Rhinos take on Nabiac's Wallamba Bulls, and this year they'll be joined by invitational club the Medowie Marauders.
Dubbo Rhinos president Ian Burns said the trial weekend, now in its fourth year, was an important opportunity for team bonding, as well as to reinforce the club's family values.
"We're inclusive," he said. "It's something that all clubs say, but you've got to really put your words into action.
"As long as they're there for the right reasons, we'll embrace anyone."
The women kick off Saturday's action at 1.30pm with three, 25 minute games, before the men play 35 minute games from 2.50pm.
Burns urged aspiring first grade players to put their best foot forward.
"There's definitely a lot of our potential first graders going and for [coach] Mark [Reijnen], it just gives him an opportunity to look at the guys," Burns said.
"Nothing is settled in regards to sides at this point, so Mark's very keen to get a look at anyone."
Burns is coaching the women's side again in 2019, and said a preseason "the same length as the boys'" was paying dividends.
"We had 15 or 16 there on Tuesday night, so that was our best numbers in the last two years," he said.
"We've picked up some great young girls and we're going to be, hopefully, a different side this year."
Up to 13 women will take the field at Nabiac.
"All the girls are very excited," he said, emphasising "the value they'll get out of going away for a weekend together".
The Dubbo Kangaroos also kick start their season on Saturday with a trial against the Tamworth Pirates at Barden Park.