The New Year has kicked off with a new president for rugby union in Goulburn.
Jackson Reardon has been named Goulburn Rugby Union Club president for the 2021 season.
The staunch player replaced Peter Greaves who held the top job for three seasons. Mr Greaves will stay on as senior vice president. Mr Reardon was voted in at the club's 2020 Annual General Meeting in December.
Mr Reardon has played for the club for 10 years, been on the committee for four, and held the position of senior vice president in 2020.
The new president said the position was "not something he set out to do" but was a result of his passion for the game and the club.
He said he would still be playing the game he loves in 2021.
The Goulburn Rugby Union Club has plenty to look forward to this year with the opening of a second field at Poidevin Oval in March. Mr Reardon said two full-size fields would enable the club to hold competitions which would bring people to Goulburn.
He said this year would build on the club's success in 2020 which included undefeated seasons and the women's team making the semi-final.
In addition, last year the club saw its strongest ever numbers for teenage teams. In response a new under-13 group will be formed this year.
Mr Reardon said the Goulburn Rugby Union Club was a "family club" that enabled "people of all shapes, sizes and ages to play".
"The club has a welcoming family atmosphere that attracts people who want to have fun," he said.
"We always welcome new players."
The president encouraged anyone interested in joining to visit the club's website at www.goulburnrugbyunion.com or hit them up on Facebook.
Mr Reardon thanked the club's new major sponsor The Hibernian Hotel, and others which had continued to support them.