THE Tamworth Kangaroos are preparing for a year of change under the guidance of a familiar face.
Brett Douglas will lead the club as president for the 2020 AFL North West season, as well as potentially taking on several other roles.
The Roos are currently without a men's coach, after long-time mentor Tony Bishop opted to relinquish the role at the end of last season.
Douglas, the Roos 2019 women's coach, said he would be prepared to take on the role should the need arise.
"At the moment, we have got a really strong committee and a few assistant coaches for both teams lined up," Douglas told the Leader.
"However, we haven't quite nailed down who will be the head coach of our two senior teams.
"I'm confident we'll iron that out soon and I'm happy enough to take on either position.
"Whichever role serves the club better is fine by me."
Douglas took the Roos to their second-straight women's grand final last season, a game which they went on to lose to the Inverell Saints.
"If I had a preference about which team I would like to coach, it would be the women's team," he said.
"There's a little bit of unfinished business there after we lost last season's grand final.
"A lot of our girls played their first season last year, are now better for the experience and better placed to give it a good shake this year.
"Honestly, I can smell a premiership for them this year."
As for the men's team, Douglas said this year's side could look "quite different".
"I think we are likely to have a pretty young side this year," he said.
"A lot of our older guys have understandably hung their boots up, leaving us with a relatively young squad.
"It's going to be very interesting, that's for sure."
Douglas said he was confident experienced campaigners Luke Robinson and Elliot Bowen would help lead the side on the field.
"I'd say we are likely going to be the youngest team in the competition this year," he said.
"However, while that might lead to a bit of short-term heartache, it could be the start of an exciting new era for us going forward.
"I know Robbo and Elliot are keen to go around again, so it should hopefully be a pretty exciting season."
The Roos will host training training sessions on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6pm at Riverside Oval No.5, in preparation for the upcoming season.