THE Windsor Leagues Club will be packed to capacity this weekend as the the club hosts its Back to Windsor Day.
The Windsor Wolves will invite past players, coaches, officials and fans to join them in a celebration of the rugby league club’s past glories and to relive fond memories.
At the top of the list of things to celebrate is the 10-year anniversary of the club’s 2008 premiership in the Jim Beam Cup. The team was captained by Ryan Tramonte and coached by Trent Roser.
It will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of its last A Grade premiership, which was completed in 1988 by a side coached by Ron Corskie and captained by Val de Bono.
Wolves board member Chris Boyd said it would be a great day and invited anyone with a past association with the club to join them at the leagues club on Saturday.
“They are very good nights, we get a lot of the past players and we all get back back and reminisce about the good old days,” Boyd told the Gazette.
“We're expecting to have a really big day too with all of our juniors playing at home before the A Grade plays later that night.”
While the club will look back to its history at the weekend, it is also looking forward to its future.
The current A Grade team has been going on all-cylinders all season, and will have a good chance for a premiership run, when the finals roll around.
The team lost its first match of the season at the weekend, but the team is missing a number of players thanks to injury, and was performing admirably even in their absence.
With only one week left in the regular season, the minor premiership is certainly within the team’s grasp.
Boyd said the week off that the top of the table finish would earn would be warmly welcomed by the playing group.
“We’re getting some players back at the right time of year,” he said.
“We’ve had quite a few blokes out over the past few weeks and sooner or later it was going to catch up to us.
“Hopefully we can earn the week off and then have a good crack in the finals.”
Boyd said it would be great for the club to win another A Grade premiership, after a long time between drinks.
However, he added that the club was not placing any great expectations on the playing group.
“We're a good chance, we're in a good spot at the moment, but things can always happen,” he said.
Boyd added that there would be a jumping castle available for children on Saturday, and at night there would be a live band playing for all to enjoy.