The Roos played their first game of the Canberra Times 2022 Fourth Grade Men’s season last weekend, unfortunately falling short against the Goulburn Swans 9:7:61 to 7:5:47.

Although the result didn’t go their way the game marked Brad Porter’s 150th game (pictured) for the club becoming only the third player to reach the milestone for the Roos.

Yass finished in the top three last season with only two losses and a solid chance of challenging the premiership before the season was cut short by COVID-19.

Coach Jarrad Forlonge said this year they would like to set premiership as their goal for the season.

Although the premiership is likely in the sights of the rest of the competition as well, the coach said they were quietly confident this season.

“We’ve been a good enough team for a few years now that we can sort of have the expectations of being a finals team come the end of the year.”

Although the Roos lost a few players they’ve balanced the numbers by recruiting several as well.

“We always want more numbers, but I think at the moment we’re not too bad.”

“But if we have injuries and we have blokes out for a couple of weeks at a time that might test us a little bit.”

Jarrad said the team was lucky enough to pick up two South Australians who moved to the area for work – one at a local winery and one at the wind farms.

“That’s going to be quite a handy pick up for us, which is good,” he said.

The Yass Roos next game is Saturday at 12pm against ANU Griffins at 12pm at the Stirling District Playing Fields.

By Brianna O’Rourke