Kaniva-Leeor United coach Ashley Grant says his side is looking to make a "bit of our own" history this Saturday at home against Kalkee.
The round one match-up is the Cougars' first game in the Horsham District Football Netball League following its highly-publicised departure from the Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League last year.
"Going into the new league, playing Kalkee round one, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for us and we're really looking forward to it," Grant said.
"(Playing here) guarantees us a year of footy, so that's really good."
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For those unfamiliar with the Cougars' game style, Grant described it as "tough and relentless".
"We're really good in tight, really good at the contest and we play with a lot of enthusiasm," he said.
"The lads just really love playing footy so they love getting out, getting the ball, they're all ball winners which is pleasing.
"We pride ourselves on our effort and that's what I say to the lads, if we can put out that hundred percent effort every week, regardless of the scoreboard, we'll walk off with our heads held high and winners on the day."
Although Kaniva-Leeor has lost 11 of its Adelaide-based 2019 players this year, the club has signed several recruits.
"We have picked up some local guys in Sam Bale and Brad Collins that have come back to the club from Geelong; we're really excited to have them back," Grant said.
"We also have five guys joining us from Darwin as well, two of them are locals. We're pretty excited, they'll add a lot of pace and skill to our side."
Grant admits he doesn't know what to expect going into the new league.
"It's really going to be game by game and see how we go," he said.
"The ultimate goal of the club is to try and get some senior games into some locals that haven't played senior football over the last 2-3 years."
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