The Dubbo Kangaroos off-season is progressing well, according to senior officials at the club.
The Roos, who announced a focus on consistency following their recent annual general meeting, are still awaiting the start of their pre-season training regimen in the weeks to come, but early signs are looking good for the club, who have expanded their recruitment drive recently.
Club Vice President and Coaching Co-Ordinator Vince Gordon says that the club are still in the process of recruiting, but that things are going well.
"It's going along really nicely, we've got some feelers out there for different players, we're definitely looking to reinvigorate ourselves a little bit and develop the enthusiasm of our current list of players and get the best out of them as well," Gordon said.
The club finished in fourth at the end of last year's competition, with a number of injuries and other concerns derailing a line-up that would have otherwise been likely finals contenders, and Gordon says one area the Roos will be looking to firm up is in the scrum.
"That's definitely one of the areas of our game we're looking to strengthen, in our scrummaging, we need to provide our backline with a stable scrum and set-piece, so we're certainly focusing on that in our off-season and our pre-season, we're looking to get our set-pieces right and then that'll allow us to utilise the talent we've got."
In addition to the firepower of their first grade side, the Roos are also looking to bolster the strength of their junior sides, who snatched a premiership from the grasp of the favourites the Bathurst Bulldogs last year and are now experiencing the changes brought on by Central West Rugby Union's decision to alter the competition structure.
"The under 18s are a hugely interesting area for us right now with the changes in structure, we're definitely looking for people who want to help out and support us there," Gordon said.
Gordon said anyone interested in applying to play, or assist the club elsewhere, should contact him directly through the phone number on the club's website, or contact the club on social media.
"Get in touch with the club, either through a phone call to myself or through our Facebook page, or on our club website, there's opportunities there and I'm coaching this year alongside Beau Robinson."
Another potential area of growth the club is excited about is their work in the women's side of the game, with Gordon saying there are a number of exciting announcements coming in terms of the women's competition for the upcoming year.
"We've got some exciting things happening with our women's side as well, we've got some exciting announcements coming, our recruitment drive's been as much about the women's side of things as the guys, we're looking to keep building our strength and competing head to head with the other teams in the Blowes Cup."