Wagga Magpies under 11s couldn't have had a better start to the 2020 season, with four straight wins.
But that's not the most important thing this team will discuss at training this week, or any other week.
"We do a joke of the week. And the kids put a bit of a dance on every now and then, just to keep everyone entertained," coach Luke Haisell said.
"It's something different and something we've adopted as a club, just trying to keep it fun."
Haisell is also president of Wagga Magpies and says the junior club is well placed, with strong numbers and good growth.
The under 11s got serious last week and did the club proud on the tough trip to Young against a club Haisell says is one of the benchmarks for junior league.
On a day when the 12s, 13s, 14s and 15s got rolled, the under 11s powered to a 28-0 win.
"They're a good little team, they're all polite and all the parents are good," Haisell said.
"Yeah, we've had four wins and we've had a couple of other little trial games and training runs throughout as well."
Riley Kavanagh, in the backline, has been a standout, along with one of the team's new faces.
"We've got a couple of new additions, including Will Smith. It's his first year and he's going great - it's been surprising, he's been playing in at first receiver, so the halfback sort of position and he's going really well," Haisell said.
"And our forwards are carting the ball up really well so it's been great."
The 11s are learning to spread the ball and adjust to the bigger fields. With Magpies playing in the northern pool, they've had wins against Tumut (twice) and Cootamundra, as well as Young.
They've also had scratch matches against Turvey Park and Brothers and will get an extra game in this Saturday, against Kangaroos Red, as both teams have a bye.
Haisell said the spirit of cooperation between clubs has been a bright light in a difficult year.
"The Wagga clubs, I can't say enough. They've all been great. Chris Jordan (Kangaroos), Ben Howard (Brothers) and Daryl Pellow (Turvey Park), they've been great to deal with," he said.
"If we can't figure something out, one of them will and we'll share the information around. Everyone's doing that and helping each other out a little bit wherever we can. We've never really had that before in the Wagga clubs, it's been great. So one good thing's come out of it."