After just managing to cobble together a committee last year, Gunnedah Junior Rugby League is getting on the front foot.
With their annual general meeting just over a month away, and several of the current committee set to step down at the end of the current season, the club, hoping to avoid the same situation as last year, are putting the call out for volunteers.
Last year they had two failed attempts to even hold an AGM, president Nick Wild said.
"The third time we scraped through," he said.
But only after a few members that had been intending to step down reluctantly stayed on.
"We've got a very strong club, got plenty of players," Wild said.
"Unfortunately we don't have enough volunteers."
"The last couple of years the AGM hasn't been really successful."
"It's been the same people putting their hands up to do the same job."
Wild is one that is stepping down as he is moving away, and described his three years on the committee as "very rewarding".
He said his three years on the committee has been very rewarding and spoke about the benefits that new faces bring.
"When you get fresh people in they bring fresh eyes and fresh ideas which is important in junior sport. Otherwise things go stale," he said.
The AGM is set down for September 25, and Wild hopes that by putting the call out now it will give people who might be thinking about putting their hand up for a role but be a bit hesitant because they don't think they know what they are doing, time to learn off those already performing the role with five weeks of the season remaining.
"We are desperate because we don't want to get into dire straits stage similar to where junior cricket was at the start of the season that we're going to have to fold," he said.
Anyone interested can get in contact through the Gunnedah Junior Rugby League Facebook page or email email@example.com