IN 2013 Bloomfield Junior Rugby League Club is looking to “up the ante”.
Last season was a successful one for the Tigers, with three sides tasting premiership success.
President Andrew Blimka believes this winter things will only get better.
“We’re hopeful of signing on a record number of players,” Blimka said.
“Our results last year were very strong. We had four teams in the grand finals and there’s no reason why we can’t have more up there again.”
Prominent amongst the club’s contenders will be the 2012 premiership-winning under 10s, 12s and 13s outfits, as well as the under 15s, who narrowly lost their decider.
But Blimka and his executive are also working hard to ensure the club is successful off the field.
The committee is composed of Blimka, his wife Donna (publicity officer), Tanya Standing (registrar), Dawn Christopherson (secretary), Jaime Kelso (senior vice president), Brad Taylor (junior vice president) and Glen Robinson (treasurer).
Aside from the tasks involved in getting 240 youngsters on the park each weekend, the group has spent the off-season compiling a strategic plan for the club’s future.
The first priority is the development of Brendon Sturgeon Oval.
Meetings with the council have Blimka confident of adding a new amenities block to the ground in the near future.
Blimka paid tribute to his committee.
“It’s a 52-week-a-year commitment,” he said.
“We have an active committee who work hard and get results.”
The club will be holding their sign-on day at Newstead on February 10.
Returning players can register online at bloomfieldjrl.com.au