Cowboys future is with the next generation
RUGBY LEAGUE: A converted try and penalty was all that stood between the Cowboys and a grand-final win in 2019 but the club is already looking to the future.
The wounds left by the 24-16 loss to Valleys in September are still raw for the side which hasn't won a premiership since 1988.
Season 2020 is just around the corner, and Cowboys head coach Matt Grew said the club could only grow after the success it achieved this year.
"We've signed a C-grade coach, a reserve grade and we've almost locked away someone to coach the 18s side," Grew said.
"It'll be a case of us having three new coaches and then myself, with only a few years of first-grade coaching experience.
"Even though there's three new coaches at that level, they're all coaches that have experience from playing the game or previously coaching at junior levels which I think is still great."
While the club is yet to re-sign the majority of its grand final side, Grew is hopeful players will want to go one better.
"I hope that we get players that want to play for our coaches, and play for the club," he said.
"Regardless of who is coaching, it'll be a good to have guys come back next year, as well as getting some new faces into the side.
"We were able to build something and make it to the grand final, so it would be good to see them all come back and hopefully go one further.
The club will host its end-of-year break-up at Southern Cross Bowls Club on Saturday, November 30, which will also give incoming players an opportunity to meet coaches.
"It'll be a good way for people who are wanting to join the Cowboys in 2020 to get involved and meet some of our staff and other players, and encourage them to come along," he said.
"We also really want to celebrate the year that we've had."
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