THE Kootingal-Moonbi Roosters will be looking to pick up where they left off in the 2020 Group 4 season with the same coach at the helm.
Geoff Sharpe was reappointed to the role after guiding the Roosters to a grand final playoff against the North Tamworth Bears.
Next season will mark Sharpe's third at the club, a milestone the long-time coach said was "always part of the plan".
"I had wanted to spend three years at Kooty to try and help bring the club up to the level of the top of first grade," Sharpe said.
"We started off pretty well in the first year, making finals, and followed it up by making the grand final this year.
"However, I think that grand final result shows that, while we have improved dramatically, we still have some work to do."
Sharpe said "consolidating the growth of reserve grade" would be a major focus for the 2020 season.
"To start a reserve-grade side from the ground up at the start of last season and make the grand final was a great effort," he said.
"With that in mind, I think a big focus for us will be about maintaining what those guys did well this season and helping some of those younger guys take the next step into first grade."
It will be a new-look Roosters outfit taking the field in 2020, after first-grade stars Jack Rumsby and Chris Vidler indicated they would not be returning next season.
"It is a bit tough to plan too far ahead at this stage, because we don't know who we will have coming and going," Sharpe said.
"We know Chris Vidler has retired and Jack Rumsby has relocated to Newcastle, but I know Kyle Cochrane is also weighing up if he wants to go on.
"There is a few guys going, but if last season is any indicator, we will most likely have a few new guys come in, so we will have to wait and see what happens."
Sharpe said he was contemplating his side's pre-season training regime.
"At this stage, I would say we will try to have a couple of sessions just before the country music festival," he said.
"I have asked some of our younger guys to hit the gym and try to build a bit of muscle.
"But other than that, we will plan our sessions around the fixture and invite anyone interested in having a run to come along and join us for what should be an exciting season."