THE Coota Blues will have first hit out of the season when they take on Tumbarumba in a trial match on Saturday.
The match will be played at Bolton Park in Wagga at 4pm.
Tumbarumba play in the Upper Murray Football League, which comprises of six sides.
Cootamundra will have all the familiar faces available with the exception of Stephen Chant who has moved to Mackay.
The Coota Blues will certainly miss last season's league and club best and fairest, Jimmy Finucane, who is playing with Ganmain Grong Grong Matong this year, who play in the much stronger Riverina Football League.
This season Cootamundra is playing in a revamped Regional Grade competition, which comprises of six sides.
Blues will certainly miss last season's league and club best and fairest, Jimmy Finucane.
Apart from Cootamundra, there is Goulburn, Southern Cats, Yass and new club Murrumbateman.
There only Canberra club will be Belconnen.
The Blues girls are also in a six-team competition, which includes our nearest neighbours, the Riverina Lions who are Wagga-based.
This competition starts on Saturday, April 27 and while subject to change, the Blues are to host Belconnen.
The opening match of the season, will see the Blues full-back Joel Pearson celebrate his 150th match.
Blues 2014 premiership coach Luke Webb, who coached the Blues last season, is again at the helm this season.
2019 will see the Coota Blues celebrate 60 years of playing Australian Rules in Cootamundra.
- WHAT: Trial match: Coota Blues v Tumbarumba.
- WHEN: Saturday, April 13 at 4pm
- WHERE: Bolton Park, Wagga