ADAMSTOWN coach David Rosewarne fully embraces the youth policy being implemented by the club in 2021 and hopes it will have future benefits.
Graduates of Rosebud's junior program, kicked off when they re-entered the NNSW National Premier League, are now breaking into the top grade.
"We're young and inexperienced, there's a couple of older heads but not as many as some of the other clubs," Rosewarne said.
"It's a bit of a mandate from the club to really focus on bringing our youth through and give that time and see how that works.
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"We've had a good youth program in recent years and the first intake from when the club re-entered NPL are now turning 20.
"There was a really good group to start and a couple of years later there was another really good group as well.
"Obviously we want to be competitive, but we're putting a lot of time and effort into building a youth system we'd rather give them a chance and if we're going to spend money spend it internally.
"We don't want to lose every game, but we know where we're at, building every week and building on a longer term basis."
Rosebud have opened the season with three straight losses and this Saturday (2:30pm) at Adamstown Oval they host Valentine, who are yet to pick up a point from two outings.
Elsewhere on Saturday last-round winners Lambton and Lakes go head-to-head at Arthur Edden Oval (2:30pm) while Edgeworth host Olympic at Jack McLaughlin Oval (5pm).
Sunday sees second-placed Broadmeadow at home to Weston at Magic Park (2:30pm) while Charlestown are away to undefeated leaders Maitland at Cooks Square Park (4:30pm).
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