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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 12, 1971 - No. 1
By Swan: Well today is the day of reckoning and although quite a few well-known faces will be missing, our team has shown promising form in two trial games, and we anticipate another good year.
New coach, Ron Russell has had a few players training solidly for four weeks and his methods, varied and interesting, should have everyone reasonably fir for today's opening games.
Although we will be minus a few players and three or four have yet to start training, on the credit side had gained some handy recruits in Skeeter Milne (Whitton), Errol Hill (Cootamundra) and Noel Evans (Ungarie), and have Mal Brauman and Phil Smith back again, which, plus four or five of last year's seconds challenging strongly for a place, should see the firsts soon developing into a good mobile team.
If the club has not yet quite settled down player wise, everything else is going along OK.
Several new members have brought fresh interest into the committee; the Ladies Auxiliary has the biggest and keenest for years, while the unbounding enthusiasm of the social committee is not far behind too, adding their financial support.