ST Pat's have put the call out to past players to get involved in this Tuesday's meeting at the club to discuss their options and ambitions for the 2022 season of rugby league.
Saints are set to join the new Western Premiership next year, which will merge Group 10 and 11 into one, but know such an endeavour will require extra support and input from club members.
The club are seeking input from players to talk about all facets of what Pat's need to get in order - economically, logistically and volunteer-wise - to make a commitment to the merged competition.
Former player and long time committee member Gerard Toole said new blood getting involved in volunteer positions is a must if the Saints are to run effectively in the new environment.
"If our club is to survive and go into this comp then we're going to need an influx of new committee men and women otherwise we're no chance," he said.
"If we're going to be in it then we're only going to find ourselves in there for a couple of years unless there's that influx. We've got to look at our options.
"I feel like the idea's got merit but with the travelling and the expensive involved I don't think there's been great thought put into it.
"We haven't got anybody in the committee under 50. I've been on 30 years as a committee members and every year we're asked to do more and more and we're given less and less help.
"These days you need a ground manager, someone to film the game, certificates to run the water and work in the canteen. It's all driving people out of the game."
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St Pat's secretary Gary Goldsmith said after two years of challenges it's hard for clubs to rally full steam ahead into such a significantly different setup.
"We'll be talking about what we want to do in 2022. Do we go into the Western Premiership or stay in the second tier championship that's being proposed? Currently we're unsure about which way we want to go," he said.
"There's a number of reasons for that, but COVID features heavily. We've had two seasons affected by it. All clubs are worried about sponsors and about the workload on volunteers, plus not all of the current committee are looking to go around next year.
"We've got a massive junior base. We're a proud club and we've got some cracking first graders but I think NSW Rugby League has underestimated the amount of work that's been required from volunteers. You don't just snap your fingers and they come along."
The Saints' committee is set to undergo an overhaul of some degree, with Goldsmith confirming that current president Graham Ward will not be running for the position again in 2022.
The main thing Goldsmith wants out of Tuesday's meeting is a clearer roadmap for St Pat's.
"As a club we haven't made a decision one way or the other," he said.
"We need to carefully consider it because I think the worst thing we could do is commit to it for one year then back out.
"You have to be fully committed and competitive. There's clubs out there with deeper pockets than us and that's got to be part of our thinking as well."
The meeting will get underway from Tuesday 5.30pm at the St Pat's Rugby League clubhouse on Hereford Street.
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