ALBION Park-Oak Flats, for years, have been labelled as the young team ready to catapult themselves back into finals contention.
However, not since they won the premiership in 2012, have the Eagles' fans had something to cheer about, with their side regularly falling just short.
That might be all about to change with the club's big recruitment drive, under new co-coaches Ian Jones and Steve Johnson.
They've enticed local juniors Jordan Harty, Tyler Atkins and Kane Ball (returning from Cronulla-Sutherland's Jersey Flegg side) back to the nest, as well as former Warilla-Lake South talents Emanuel Sultana, Nick King and Jaiden King.
However, the most exciting additions to the Eagles squad could be the Warner brothers, Ben, Tom and Joey - who all last played for Tumut in Group Nine.
However, it's 27-year-old Tom who comes to Group Seven with the most impressive resume.
In 2012 and 2013, while with the Yenda Blue Healers, he was in the Group 20 representative side, before stints with Wagga Brothers (2014) and the Cootamundra Bulldogs (2015-16).
He then spent two seasons with the Yass Magpies in the Canberra Cup, with the latter being his best to date.
On his way to winning the Les McIntyre Medal (Canberra Cup best and fairest), prop-forward Warner finished as the competition's leading try-scorer - seeing him named captain of the Team of the Year.
The following year, upon his return to Group Nine, he finished as the team's equal leading try-scorer as he guided the Tumut Blues to the premiership - securing his position as one of the two second-rowers in Team of the Year.
Tom and his brothers, after all this success out west, decided they wanted a new challenge and moved to the coast.
"As soon as my brothers and I moved to the area for work, we got in contact with the Park, as we'd heard really good things about the club," Tom said.
"All of us have had the desire of one day playing in Group Seven, so it's really exciting to have the opportunity this season, especially at such a welcoming club like the Park."
As Tom's resume suggests, he will bring a wealth of experience to a forward pack that has relied too heavily on hardworking skipper Josh Sainsbury in the past.
"We've obviously got quite a young squad, so I'm keen to share my experience with the boys and help them fulfil their potentials," he said.
"There's no shortage of talent there, so I'm really looking forward to ripping in with them."
Unfortunately for the Warners, their Eagles and the whole of Group Seven, the season kick-off was postponed by three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The delay was quite disappointing, seeing as though we were on a roll after our Wests Nines win - spirits around the tight-knit group were high," Tom Warner said.
"However, I'm confident it won't take too long for us to recapture that ascendancy, as the culture at the club is really building."
This week marked the Eagles first back at Centenary Field, after the recommencement of training was green-lighted by the NSW government recently.
"Both Tuesday and Thursday were strong sessions," Warner, who kept himself fit during lockdown through his job as a personal trainer, said.
"It was good to see everyone and blow out the lungs.
"As fresh as everyone was, they all still looked sharp - all signs are really positive at this stage."
When the Eagles finally kick-off their season next month, Warner knows it will be special for him and his brothers.
"Any time you get to run onto the field with your brothers, it's special - we all want to make the most of this opportunity," Tom, who knows he'll have to adjust to the increased speed of Group Seven compared to Group Nine, said.
"Ben (30) and I have played plenty together but last year was the first time all three of us had played in the top grade together, with Joey being only 19 - we all love the physicality of the game.
"It was only the start and we are looking forward to many more games together, especially in the Eagles' colours."
With all these additions, to both the coaching and playing ranks, Warner knows there's no reason why the club can't end their eight-year finals drought.
"There are big expectations from everyone at the club this year," he said.
"Our first goal is making finals - ideally top three to give ourselves a second chance.
"From there, a premiership is my and everyone at the club's main focus."