THE Bomaderry Tigers have played in each of the past three Shoalhaven District Football Association first grade grand finals.
The heartbeat of this success, which includes winning the Bolden Blackmore Shield in 2017, is coach Nathan Aldridge - one of the most distinguished mentors in the modern SDFA era.
However, staying true to form, that all is in the past and isn't going define the Bomaderry Oval-based side moving forward.
"As proud as we are of the three previous seasons, we never concentrate on the past at this club and try and live in the present," Aldridge said.
"We need to concentrate on what we can do each week to improve ourselves on the field."
This season marks Aldridge's return to the sidelines as head coach, after assisting Kevin Jackson in 2019 - as the 41-year-old was recovering from throat cancer treatment (which he has been clear of for more than 15 months).
"We had a great pre-season and I was really looking forward to getting back on the coaching scene," he said.
"As such, I was quite disappointed to have the season postponed but that's life."
Aldridge's troops, during the lockdown, kept themselves fit, ahead of their recent return to team training.
"We have had a handful of training sessions now, with numbers being solid but not spectacular," he said.
"I must admit it was hard to get my motivation back but that improved once I got back on the track and connected with the boys."
The majority of last season's squad has returned to help the Tigers' assault on the 2020 title.
"Everyone has been working hard at training and we will be ready to kick-off the season on Saturday," he said.
"We're not getting too carried away with goals for the season.
"Our main objective is to enjoy ourselves and have fun - if winning comes from that, so be it but that's not our main objective at this stage."