Today, the Presidents Cup. Tomorrow? Maybe the NRL.
NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler believes there is no reason rugby league fans in the western area can't dream of having a team of their own play at the very highest level.
The success of players from the region has been a real talking point again in recent days after Forbes junior Charlie Staines scored four tries in his NRL debut for Penrith while Dubbo CYMS and the Western Rams will get to showcase the quality in the area when they take part in the Presidents Cup.
CYMS and the Rams will go head-to-head with a number of more highly-regarded clubs in the city.
Fittler, who stopped in at the Dubbo PCYC on Tuesday during a regional tour with fellow other rugby league greats, said the talent in the western area is well known and he expects it to only get stronger courtesy of competitions like the Presidents Cup.
"I think there's a vision that one day the NSW Cup actually involves big towns from NSW," Fittler said.
"They includes Dubbo, it includes Wagga, and Orange and all the big towns this side of the mountains.
"Hopefully this is the first step and a lot has to come together to fulfill a footy team in a really high competition but it would be awesome ... imagine one day in 20 years' time if we look back at COVID and say that was the start of a Dubbo team or Western Division team being part of the NRL. Why not?"
Staines is one of a number of up-and-coming players to debut in the NRL in recent times, along with the likes of Kotoni Staggs, Kaide Ellis, Matt Burton, and Billy Burns at the Panthers.
Bathurst's Will Kennedy started the season at fullback for Cronulla, while there's well-established players like Orange junior Jack Wighton, former Dubbo CYMS player Isaah Yeo, Wellington product Blake Ferguson, Josh Jackson of Gulgong, and former Red Bend student Joel Thompson who have developed into some of the best players in the competition.
Many of those are likely to be in the mix when Fittler starts putting together his NSW squad for the Origin series later in the year.
The Panthers' link with the Western Rams is one thing which has made the pathway to the NRL easier while competitions like the juniors country championships and the Presidents Cup allow more players to be spotted.
"The more they're open to better quality competitions the better they'll become, and quicker," Fittler said.
"You'll get more and more kids from out here. Out here should be a breeding ground."
Fittler was joined by fellow former Blues legends Nathan Hindmarsh and Steve Menzies during the tour which stopped in at Orange, Dubbo and Maitland.
All three are home to a Presidents Cup side, with the Rams to play a home game at Orange while Maitland's Pickers are another regional outfit in the competition.