THE momentum Orange CYMS have built on the footy field is being backed up behind the scenes.
CYMS took out this year’s Group 10 premier league premiership and the clubs is already preparing for the 2014 season.
The club’s annual general meeting was held on Monday night, with Ray Agland returned for his sixth year as president.
He will be joined by Dave Penny (vice-president), Anton Logan (junior vice-president), Fleur Vardanega (treasurer) and Brie Gleeson (secretary) on the executive.
The club has started signing players for the 2014 season.
“We’ve signed Macca,” Agland said of NSW Country representative Ben McAlpine.
“Wok Colley has signed on again. He’s ready to go and wants to finish on a high.
“Kurt has gone to Blayney and Cody Robbins could go to Cowra. We’ve retained the rest. We’ve got young guys like Sam Hill, Kyran Bubb, Riley Law, Matt Penny and Cam Jones.”
Mick Sullivan will return as the premier league coach, having pushed the side to premierships in 2010, 2011 and 2013, as well as a grand final appearance in 2012.
Sullivan said senior players like Dom Maley, Tim Bassmann and Ben Gosper would also return in 2014.
“We’ve retained players and hopefully we’ll add one or two,” Sullivan said.
“I’d like to have it be a pretty local-based squad.”
Sullivan also recently had surgery on his left knee and is in the early stages of his recovery.
“Recovery might take a little longer than expected. Hopefully I won’t miss too much of the season,” he said.
Mick Gibson will return to coach the women’s League Tag side after they lined up in this year’s grand final.
The other CYMS teams will have new coaches in 2014.
Des Knight and Kyran Bubb will coach the under 18s, while Luke Morris is going to mentor the first division side.
The club will have a Christmas party in December where players will be presented with premiership jackets.