Georgie Bruce has been reappointed as Corowa-Rutherglen's head coach for a seventh consecutive term.
After leading the Roos to a minor premiership this season and just falling short at the final hurdle in 2019, Bruce is optimistic about the side's potential next year.
"We're always hopeful, but everyone's thinking the same thing," she said.
"There's 10 teams in the competition and they're all going out there to win a premiership.
"If we're getting better, then other teams will be too, but we're all looking ahead to the big goal.
"We're hoping to retain majority of our core playing group, but there will be some changes because of this thing called life, but we're understanding and supportive of that."
Among the changes will be the departure of young gun Zali Spencer, who is looking to relocate to Queensland.
"She's someone that we worked with in our juniors and has come up through the ranks," Bruce said.
"She has an X-factor about her that not every player brings, in that she's just so versatile.
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"We'll have some gaps to fill."
Corowa-Rutherglen is into its fifth week of pre-season training, with trials scheduled for February.
Bruce offered an insight into one of her favourite training tactics with the Roos.
"I never tell them how long we're doing anything for at training," she said.
"In a game of netball, you don't know what's going to happen.
"We all know how long a quarter goes for, but what happens is unpredictable.
"I want them to be able to perform at their best level."
Of this season's A-grade coaches, Bruce, Tina Way (Myrtleford), Jodie House (Wodonga Raiders) and Laura Irvine (Yarrawonga) have been reappointed.
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