THE Leeton Phantoms are ready to hit the field this weekend for round one of the Southern Inland competition.
The club is fielding a third grade and women's side in 2021 after a decline in numbers meant the two senior men's grades would not be possible this year.
However, the goal will be for third grade to grow over the season, boost some of the younger players coming through and return in 2022 with a full complement of sides.
The Dianas are also looking to build in season 2021 with a goal of making finals.
The club held its official season launch recently, which was attended by supporters, players, coaches and sponsors.
Club president John Hill presented 2021 jumpers to the sponsors as a token of thanks for their ongoing support.
The team captains for the year were announced, with Amanda Rourke to lead the Dianas and Tamaki Kohere at the helm for the men.
This weekend the Phantoms and Dianas will both be at home to Wagga City, with third grade kicking the day off, followed by the women's match.
In round two the Dianas will hit the road to Tumut.
Dianas: Amanda Rourke
Position: Second row
Occupation/workplace: Hotel manager at Charles Sturt in Narrandera.
What do you love about rugby and the Phantoms: The mateship going out there and giving it your all.
What do you want to achieve this year as captain? Everyone wants a premiership under their belt.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Men's captain: Tamaki Kohere
Position: Tight head prop
Occupation/workplace: Embroidery team leader at RWW.
What do you love about rugby and the club: I love the endless friends that you make within rugby and just the love for the sport.
What do you want to achieve this year as captain? I would like to be an example for all the young players coming up and a good role model for them.
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