CENTRAL West coach Dean Oxley is a man hungry to help the Blue Bulls make Country Championship history for the zone and to achieve it he will be taking a "full tribe" approach.
Since taking on the role as head coach of the Bulls and guiding them to back-to-back country titles, Oxley has made it well know that he will consider players from beyond the Blowes Cup.
He just wants the best - it doesn't matter what Central West competition his men play in or how big their club is.
"There are class footballers all over the place, they just happen to live in different towns. So it's just about finding them and making sure they feel part of it and it's achievable," he said.
"Country rugby in general has gone a bit quiet so I think we need something to look forward to, supporters included as well. You know it's tribal, so why not have the full tribe?"
This Sunday Oxley will be casting his eye over players who want to be part of the 2022 Blue Bulls, with an open training session to be held at Canowindra.
The 2021 squad which beat Far North Coast in the decider had representatives from 11 clubs. Oxley is hopeful of expanding on that.
"This weekend there's are already a number of new faces, there's people who have registered to be a part of it from all different clubs," he said.
"If we can increase the number of clubs who are included in the 25, it just means it's a true representation of our zone. We want to have the best footballers coming together.
"We're just looking for the pieces of the puzzle starting this Sunday.
"We've had some good interest which is wonderful. You know we're the hunted now, so we need to make sure we improve as a team, a playing group, and it's certainly not a closed shop."
You know we're the hunted now, so we need to make sure we improve as a team, a playing group, and it's certainly not a closed shop.Dean Oxley
In winning their decider in Tamworth in June, Central West successfully defended the Caldwell Cup for the sixth time in their history.
But now Oxley wants to extend that streak to see the Blue Bulls hoist the Caldwell Cup on a third successive occasion.
"We are looking to get the best in the zone so we can get a three-peat sorted. It's something I don't believe Central West has done in the past, we've had a couple of back-to-backs so it would be a nice thing for this group and Central West to achieve that goal," he said.
"We've got a very strong base, but the squad hasn't been the same any year. We've got that core group and trying to maintain that same culture and that's largely around playing for your mate and committing to each other.
"That's how we've been getting the results, they're doing the work for each other, they're putting in and are a very close bonded group."
Just as drawing on a larger talent pool rather than just clubs based in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo as has been the case in the past has been key to the recent success, so too has the drive which has come from CEO Matt Tink.
"That whole brotherhood thing we have now has really come along through I suppose Matt Tink in particular. He's a galvanising person and an elite coach himself, he's been outstanding and possibly the primary reason for success," Oxley said.
"He said we didn't have enough trophies in the cabinet when he first arrived. So he set the bar a bit higher than it's been, he was certainly looking for results ... luckily we've got them.
"It's also a real journey to get that jumper. They know what they're up against and to put yourself on the line and know you're not guaranteed of a jumper is something a bit different as well.
"People could walk up in previous years and whoever wanted to play got to play, therefore it lost its value. But now to be selected in this squad of players where you have high quality players, people who have played in Sydney or Super Rugby or NRC, Country players."
Sunday's training session, which is for both the men's and women's open sides runs from 10am-noon at Canowindra Rugby Club.
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