TOM Hagan will put the footy down and step in as the new president of the Scone Thoroughbreds Rugby League Club for next season.
He replaces Kyle Warren who relinquished the role after a 12-month stint.
Hagan said he was looking forward to the challenge and a successful season.
“I just went and had a year at Denman in 2017; my brother is the coach out there,” he told the Advocate.
“Then I came back and the club approached me about doing the presidency.
“I thought it would be a challenge but also something different and decided to give it a shot.”
Hagan said the main focus this season would be on using the many local kids they have coming through the club.
“We will see if we can get the club going in the right direction again,” he admitted.
“We have a lot of good players that are local so we don’t really need to look outside.
“It’s just a matter of getting all the boys together and getting them keen.”
Hagan said that things were looking up for next year with a group of really good players in the side.
“We won the competition in 2016 and a lot of those boys are lining up to have a crack at it again next year.”
Along with a new president the club introduces another fresh face, Aaron Watts.
He takes over as first grade mentor after coaching in Scone a decade ago.
“I’m just looking to come back and coach for now,” Watts said.
“It should be a good year, the club and the players seem to be ready to go. Hopefully, the town gets behind the kids and we can combine the junior and senior league a bit more this season.”
Watts said there were a few guys returning after a season off the field.
“There’s good people involved and a lot of local people coming back this year ready for a game,” he added.