Respected South Wagga coach Andy Heller will lead the club for a third season as the Warriors look to kick off their new campaign on Sunday night.
South Wagga will begin pre-season training on Sunday night at Wagga Showground at 7pm, with the women to follow on Monday night at 6.30pm.
Heller has done a stellar job transforming South Wagga's first grade into a competitive outfit over the past two years, highlighted by their drought-breaking victory at the start of last season.
South Wagga are thrilled to have Heller on board for another year as men's Pascoe Cup coach.
"It's quite an exciting place to be around now," South Wagga marketing manager Michael Hargreaves said.
"We've got Andy Heller sticking around again for the men, which is exciting, to finish the project he started. We've also got Kieran Sargeant Pat Flynn and Damien Green to come in and help him with the day to day stuff.
"We haven't really lost many out of the men's team. It's an exciting place to be compared to three years ago when we were taking anybody and anyone. We really only need two or three first graders to come in."
Stephen Burns and Hargreaves will again lead the women's teams.
"We took over last year and had a great time," Hargreaves said.
"We went from 18 to 33 players in Leonard and Madden, and the club needs first and second grade women's.
"With the women's World Cup coming up, I think football as a whole in Wagga can really look to build towards something. There will hopefully be a few games in Canberra we can go to.
"Excitedly in the women's team, the only players we've had leave are to go to the Wanderers, and that's got to be the goal. They're in the safe hands of Sam Gray and Liam Dedini in a professional set-up they've got over there and that is really what the goal of Wagga football should be, producing players for the Wanderers, producing players for the W League and hopefully the Matildas."
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Any interested players are invited to attend South Wagga's pre-season training. The men train on Sunday and Wednesday nights from 7pm, with the women at 6.30pm on Monday and Wednesdays.
The club plans to have some scratch matches towards the end of next month and through March, along with an open trial day on February 13.
The club is looking to embrace their home ground at Wagga Showground this year.
"We're really looking at a full complement of teams again, which is exciting," Hargraves said.
"We want to make use of our home pitch at the Showgrounds a bit more often and hopefully get a few club days, something like a proper footy club do. It is common place in aussie rules and league but you don't really get in Wagga in soccer."
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