The Carlingford Cougars formed in 1966 at the behest of the principal of St Gerards, Carlingford, Sister Le Merci. Over the last 56 years, the Cougars Club, originally named St Gerards, have achieved outstanding results. The Carlingford Cougars are an exceptional club that instils the values of sportsmanship vital in shaping lasting life lessons for young people. Their fair-go ethos ensures that Cougars learn not only how to excel on the rugby pitch but also the deeper teachings of fair play, discipline and teamwork. From rearing future NRL stars, the Carlingford Cougars are everything a local sports club should be. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Cougar’s home ground and spoke with President Damien Mackay, parents and players about their plans for the club and its rich history. I am also happy to see that the club are looking to field a Girl’s Rugby League Team for next year. Thank you to Damien and the Carlingford Cougars for having me down and letting me dust off my passing game. I certainly look forward to cheering you on next season.