What Cities have in store for 2020
Rugby league: Coming off the back of a stellar season, Roma Cities rugby league club has their 2020 vision strongly set on triumphing in all grades.
In his second year as Cities club president, Mark Street said he is hoping to continue the trend for the reserve and A grade coming off double premierships for the boys in blue last year.
“Both teams are looking equally as strong this year and our goal is to get club championships again for 2020 and have four teams in the grand finals come end of August,” he said.
“It would make it the fifth premiership in a row for reggies and the second for A grade.”
Street said the U16 and U18 who were knocked out in the first round of the finals last year said sourcing numbers has always been an issue for the grades.
“We’ve been down in the U16s and U18s over the last couple of seasons,” he said.
“We will have a few coming through from the U/14s which will help boost and then hopefully they can improve their positioning to give them a good chance.”
Street said the club’s strong club culture is what made his decision to continue as president so easy.
“We want to continue the club culture we’ve had in previous years and promote junior rugby league in Roma,” he said.
“We want to support the community wherever we can, by having the Carnarvon Cubs playing at our facilities and helping them to improve.
“It’s generally the same people that come forward for committee positions, so it’s been good to have some new blood this year.”
Cities are nominating a team to compete in the rugby 7s on February 1 against 18 other teams for the chance to win the impressive prize pool and get their season off to the right start.
“Training will be commencing in the next couple of weeks,” Street said.
“We will try hard to concentrate on fitness at the start of the season to get that up and then get the match fitness once the season starts.”