The mercurial Steve Lane will again coach Cargo through the Woodbridge Cup, with last year’s mentor agreeing to guide the Heelers in 2018.
In his first year at the club after decorated stints at nigh on every Group 10 club and the old Cabonne United in Group 11, Lane took Cargo to the 2017 grand final.
Trundle, though, proved too good in the decider, the Boomers snapping a 35-year first grade premiership drought with a resounding 36-12 led by captain-coach Adam Hall.
Lane and the Blue Heelers began their bid for another crack at a title in 2018 with the club’s annual general meeting held at the Cargo Inn.
Peter Seale was again elected president in Cargo’s 18th season in the second division Cup competition, one eight times by the Heelers since 2000.
Along with Lane’s reinstatement in first grade, league tag guru Anthony Regan will again mentor the girls’ side, an outfit that made the preliminary final where they ultimately went down to eventual winners Eugowra.
Cargo is also on the hunt for enough players to form an under 19s youth league side to compete in the Woodbridge Cup, a move the club says will seriously strengthen its standing as one of the biggest and most competition Cup clubs in the Western area.
The Heelers will be holding a family Christmas party for all the parents to bring their children along and have a fun afternoon with Santa arriving late in the day, which kicks off at 2pm.
Official training will kick-off in the new year.