Singleton footy stars return to pre-season | PHOTOS

BACK TO WORK: The Singleton Strikers will attempt to end a 28-year-old first grade premiership drought when competing in the NewFM Northern League One this season.
BACK TO WORK: The Singleton Strikers will attempt to end a 28-year-old first grade premiership drought when competing in the NewFM Northern League One this season.

Singleton's four major football clubs returned to the track on Tuesday evening to recommence their respective pre-season campaigns.

For the first time in recent memory all four of Singleton's top tier sides will be led by new mentors commencing in the same season.

Local rugby stalwart Tim Partridge takes over the reins at the Singleton Bulls from his good friend and mentor Steve Merrick who announced an end to his two year stint as first grade coach in August.

Incoming Singleton Greyhounds first grade coach Jake Hawkins announced on social media that he was also pleased with the turnout to Pirtek Park at last night's combined session.

The former Melbourne Storm player proved vocal from start to finish.

THE NEW COACH: Jake Hawkins (Singleton Greyhounds).

THE NEW COACH: Jake Hawkins (Singleton Greyhounds).

While the Singleton Strikers' nervous wait for the availability of their home ground (Howe Park) continues, a bevy of recruits were on hand at Alroy Park on Tuesday; each eyeing a spot in the starting eleven.

First year coach Brendan Slade, who takes over from Dave Willoughby, has declared his first pre-season a success ahead of the boys' third trial match scheduled for this Sunday.

Sadly, the search continues for a senior coach at the Singleton Roosters more than four months after Davey medal winner Andrew Scott stepped down from the position.

The club's senior vice president Samuel Howard, 22, has volunteered to take charge at training in the meantime.

The Singleton Argus was on hand to capture some behind the scenes shots: