Imagine rocking up to play first grade footy on a Sunday knowing that if you get man of the match, you'll get paid more than anyone on the team.
It doesn't matter where you're from, who you've played for, what position you are, how old you are... nothing matters except performance.
That's the Wade Judd way at Blayney Bears during the 2021 Group 10 season as the newly-appointed captain-coach is set to roll out a system in which players will be paid purely based on how they fare on the field.
So, why did Judd decide to implement this system in 2021?
Well, he was sick of prospective players always talking about money.
It was starting to feel like every time he tried to recruit someone, they would ask about money... how much they were being paid, would they receive petrol money, and so on.
Quite frankly, Judd was sick of it.
"Money is a killer... it's ruined the concept of sport," Judd said.
"Sport needs to be for the love of it and I'd like to be the bloke who changes that."
"I've played in a lot of teams where there's blokes on big money and yes they're good players... but, are they worth 1500 a game?
"I'm giving the club an opportunity to get value for their money. This way you aren't paying overs for anyone and you aren't paying unders for anyone."
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With so much focus on money nowadays, Judd thinks players have lost sight of how important it is to have the opportunity to play top-flight footy in the bush.
"I went through two clubs before I found an opportunity to be in first grade," he said.
"I eventually made a go of it and ended up playing Western division for four-five years.
"People always want to talk about the money but I'm giving them the opportunity to play first grade."
Something that Judd wanted to make extremely clear was that the payment process will be completely fair and impartial.
"The opposition coach gets a vote, I get a vote, and all the players get a vote, too," he said.
"It won't be a case of 'well, he got it last week so we'll give it to someone else this week. No, if you're the best bloke on the field for 14 weeks, you get 14 grand."
And that's the top prize for Judd's players as a payment of $1,000 will be up for grabs every Sunday - a cheque that will go to the consensus man of the match.
It's one thing for Judd to implement a plan like this but it's another thing for him to attract new players to Blayney and he's still very much amid a recruitment drive ahead of the winter.
Names like Tom Satterthwaite, Joe Noon, Luke Christie-Johnston, Caylib marston and Ronald Lawrence are all targets but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Even though he hasn't jagged any big-name players from outside the town, the quality of players that have been rocking up to training so far has been pleasing.
"I haven't seen a bloke who can't play first grade come to training yet," he said.
As for the widespread feedback on Judd's new system, it's mainly been accepted.
"Look, there have been a few people turn their nose up at it but it seems to be reasonably accepted" he said.
"I think there will be five or six clubs who do it in the future."
Blayney will kick-start its 2021 campaign with a tricky home assignment against Daniel Mortimer's CYMS.
Things get a little easier for the Bears after that as they have back-to-back away games at Cowra and Lithgow in rounds two and three respectively.
The opening round of the competition is slated for the ANZAC Day weekend, April 24-25.
Other round one games include: St Pat's vs. Panthers, Mudgee vs. Cowra, and Workies vs. Hawks.
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