MOREE Boars will tackle the new 2022 Group 4 season with a change of colour.
It's not a great change just a reversal from the predominant white strip with blue pipings of last season to this year's predominant blue with white vee.
They also have a second, silver strip for the occasions they play sides with blue livery such as Barraba, Kootingal and Gunnedah.
The Boars showcased their new strip at the "Pally" pub last weekend, club president Todd Mitchell said.
"We organised a jumper presentation day at the Pally pub," Mitchell confirmed.
"It went off well. We took 80 odd players, officials out there and had a great day.
"We're still blue and white but gone the blue with the white this year."
That change came about after the Boars played Dungowan at Dungowan in the mud last year. It ruined the white jumpers so much they were unable to be handed out to the players at the end of the season.
Such was the damage to them Todd and his committee elected to reverse the dominant colours and come up with the new blue boar version.
"We've also lashed out and got a second set, a silver and blue jumper. Just wanted to mix it up a bit and make it a bit more professional."
Having the new, second strip launched at the Pallamallawa Pub also welcomed the licensed premises on board as a sponsor of their ladies league tag side.
They now sit alongside major sponsors, Sundown Pastoral Co and Moree Services Club, along with Johnsons Concrete & Quarries, MCS Civil, Aaron Ross Contracting, McDonalds Concrete, NSW Spray Seal, Reados Meats and RDO Equipment.
Ben Williams will lead the Boars again, the young captain-coach wiser and more experienced after last year's efforts. Marshall Barker is coaching second grade and will have a strong side adding depth to the club while Wayne Craigie is in charge of a ladies league tag side that has around 25 players on board.
Todd and Michael Watton will coach the Under 18's but they are looking decidedly shaky at this stage with a lack of numbers.
Ben Williams said the Boars (first grade) is shaping up "very well".
"It was a bit disappointing we couldn't get a trial but the boys have been training well.
"And we have good numbers too, real good numbers. Makes it hard for me to select a side (for their opening game against Werris Creek in two weeks) but they are all putting pressure on for first grade spots."
Heading the Boars has been Brenton Cochrane.
"Can't believe how fit he is," Williams said.
"He's rearing to go."
While Williams hasn't settled on a side yet he's going to play Cochrane at fullback.
"He can read the game a lot better than most," he said.
"Back there he can chime in when he wants."
Joe Wade is another Boar who has been "putting in" at training.
He's also been playing in a few knockouts around the region to gain match fitness and has bulked up as well.
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