Some good players at HAC last year that would bolster any squad. I would have thought Valley was an easier option if they were locals, but quite often they aren't.
HAC and Valley are rivals. I once heard a HAC player engraved 'I hate valley' into their skin after a win a few years ago. When Ryan James transferred a few years ago it only fuelled the fire.
Hearing half of subbies are planning on months long european holidays this season after a 3 year Covid break. I'd say this will be more impactful on clubs with partciualry young player profiles. Im thinking Lindfield, BOBs, Newport, whats left of Knobs.
Heavyd, I heard off a few of your 2nd graders that Newport have had a huge number of players and coaches indicate they won't be back this year.
I know the Avalon Bulldogs league team have a team again this year after a few years of not being able to field one which will suck a few away as they play in a local comp and every Newport away game is a massive hike for players.